What are the quality of life (QoL) outcomes following radical cystectomy?

Updated: Nov 27, 2016
  • Author: Michael Christopher Large, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Recent quality-of-life instruments have been validated to measure cystectomy-related outcomes. A paucity of retrospective and prospective studies exist. [44] At present, it is not possible to deem one form of urinary diversion superior to another in terms of quality of life. [45] Future prospective randomized studies will help to elucidate the relative benefits of the different forms of urinary diversion.

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