What is the role of IV pyelography (IVP) in the preoperative workup of partial cystectomy?

Updated: Apr 03, 2019
  • Author: E Jason Abel, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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IVP enables evaluation of the collecting system of the kidneys, ureters, and bladder for any associated tumors for those patients with cystoscopic evidence of bladder cancer. Retrograde pyelography during cystoscopy can serve as an alternative to IVP.


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