Contemporary open radical cystectomy: analysis of perioperative outcomes.

@article{Lowrance2008ContemporaryOR,
  title={Contemporary open radical cystectomy: analysis of perioperative outcomes.},
  author={William Thomas Lowrance and Jon A Rumohr and Sam S. Chang and Peter E. Clark and Joseph Alexander Smith and Michael S. Cookson},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2008},
  volume={179 4},
  pages={1313-8; discussion 1318}
}
PURPOSE The feasibility of laparoscopic or robotic assisted radical cystectomy has been demonstrated in several small series, but the specific advantages are uncertain and require comparisons to more recent results that incorporate refinements in open technique and perioperative management. We reviewed our contemporary radical cystectomy series to evaluate perioperative outcome measures which could be affected by surgical approach for the purpose of establishing contemporary benchmarks for… CONTINUE READING