How is urethrectomy performed during a radical cystectomy?

Updated: Nov 27, 2016
  • Author: Michael Christopher Large, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Place the patient in the dorsal lithotomy position. A midline perineal incision is made. The urethra and accompanying corpus spongiosum are isolated from the corpora cavernosum to the fossa navicularis. A ventral urethral meatotomy is made, and the urethra is dissected from the proximal and distal aspects and removed en bloc with the bladder and the prostate.


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