When is radical cystectomy contraindicated?

Updated: Nov 27, 2016
  • Author: Michael Christopher Large, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Contraindications to radical cystectomy include (1) bleeding diathesis, (2) evidence of gross, unresectable metastatic disease (unless performed for palliation), and (3) medical comorbidities that preclude operative intervention (eg, advanced heart disease, poor pulmonary mechanics, advanced age).


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