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Impact of body mass index on radical cystectomy.

Authors
  • Lee, Cheryl T
  • Dunn, Rodney L
  • Chen, Bert T
  • Joshi, Daya P
  • Sheffield, Jaqueline
  • Montie, James E
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of Urology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2004
Volume
172
Issue
4 Pt 1
Pages
1281–1285
Identifiers
PMID: 15371824
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Increased BMI independently poses a greater perioperative risk to the patient and contributes to the technical challenge of the cystectomy. This is most appreciated in the morbidly obese population and likely contributes to a greater use of incontinent diversion in this group. The increased perioperative risk associated with elevated BMI is significant but not prohibitive and should not preclude cystectomy as definitive treatment.

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