What is included in preoperative care prior to partial cystectomy?

Updated: Apr 03, 2019
  • Author: E Jason Abel, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Initial TURBT should confirm that the patient is a good candidate for partial cystectomy (absence of multifocal tumors, no carcinoma in situ, good bladder capacity.) During TURBT, a thorough inspection is performed and necessary biopsy samples collected to ensure that no other portions of the lower urinary tract contain disease. Appropriate imaging staging studies are performed (see Imaging Studies) to ensure that no disease exists in the upper urinary tracts or outside the bladder. Preoperative history, physical examination, medical assessment, and necessary laboratory evaluation (see Lab Studies) are also performed.

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