How are patients prepped for radical cystectomy?

Updated: Nov 27, 2016
  • Author: Michael Christopher Large, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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See the list below:

  • Paralytic anesthetic agent

  • Long, curved, and angled instruments; self-retaining retractor

  • Supine position in men (For concomitant urethrectomy, lithotomy is needed.)

  • Modified lithotomy position with Allen or Lloyd-Davies stirrups in women

  • Sterile preparation and drape from mid chest to mid thigh, including the genitalia and perineum

  • Bladder catheter


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