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[Proposal for a follow-up of patients with orthotopic neobladder].

Authors
  • Destefanis, P
  • Fontana, D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Urologia
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2010
Volume
77 Suppl 16
Pages
28–32
Identifiers
PMID: 21104658
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Today, the most widely employed “solution” after radical cystectomy is bladder substitution through the creation of an orthotopic neobladder. Many kind of orthotopic neobladders have been proposed and employed and, during the last 20 years, we have observed a continuous improvement of such techniques. Nevertheless, notwithstanding these technical improvements, patients with orthotopic neobladder can still report many various complications. Thus, a specific “functional” follow-up is mandatory; “functional” follow-up should be associated and integrated to oncological follow-up that these patients usually undergo. Functional follow-up should be lifelong.

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