What is included in cystoprostatectomy performed during radical cystectomy?

Updated: Nov 27, 2016
  • Author: Michael Christopher Large, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Cystoprostatectomy involves a bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy and removal of the bladder, peritoneal covering, perivesical fat, distal ureters, prostate, seminal vesicles, vas deferentia, and, sometimes, the membranous or entire urethra. At centers with advanced laparoscopic experience, cystoprostatectomies and urinary diversion can be performed laparoscopically.


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