Ileal neobladder and local recurrence of bladder cancer: patterns of failure and impact on function in men.


PURPOSE Creation of an ileal neobladder has become a standard procedure in patients undergoing cystectomy for invasive bladder cancer. We evaluated the impact of local recurrence on ileal neobladder function and survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between April 1986 and February 1997, 357 men underwent radical cystectomy and ileal neobladder substitution at… (More)