Robot-assisted radical cystectomy and pelvic lymph node dissection: initial experience at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

@article{Guru2007RobotassistedRC,
  title={Robot-assisted radical cystectomy and pelvic lymph node dissection: initial experience at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.},
  author={Khurshid A. Guru and Hyung L. Kim and Pamela M. Piacente and James L. Mohler},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2007},
  volume={69 3},
  pages={469-74}
}
OBJECTIVES One series of robot-assisted radical cystectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection has been reported. We report our operative technique and initial experience. METHODS Twenty consecutive patients underwent robot-assisted radical cystectomy, pelvic lymph node dissection, and open urinary diversion for operable bladder cancer from October 2005 to June 2006. Data were collected prospectively on patient demographics, intraoperative parameters, pathologic staging, and postoperative… CONTINUE READING