Selective bladder preservation with curative intent for muscle-invasive bladder cancer: a contemporary review.

@article{Koga2012SelectiveBP,
  title={Selective bladder preservation with curative intent for muscle-invasive bladder cancer: a contemporary review.},
  author={Fumitaka Koga and Kazunori Kihara},
  journal={International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={388-401}
}
Radical cystectomy plus urinary diversion, the reference standard treatment for muscle-invasive bladder cancer, associates with high complication rates and compromises quality of life as a result of long-term effects on urinary, gastrointestinal and sexual function, and changes in body image. As a society ages, the number of elderly patients unfit for radical cystectomy as a result of comorbidity will increase, and thus the demand for bladder-sparing approaches for muscle-invasive bladder… CONTINUE READING

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