Partial Cystectomy Questions & Answers

Updated: Apr 03, 2019
  • Author: E Jason Abel, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is partial cystectomy?

What are the clinical applications of partial cystectomy?

When was partial cystectomy first performed?

What is the prevalence of bladder cancer?

What causes bladder cancer?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of bladder cancer?

When is partial cystectomy indicated in the treatment of urothelial carcinoma?

When is partial cystectomy indicated in the treatment of cancer in bladder diverticula?

What is the role of partial cystectomy in the treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the bladder?

What is the role of partial cystectomy in the treatment of primary adenocarcinoma of the bladder?

What is the role of partial cystectomy in the treatment of rhabdomyosarcomas of the bladder?

What is the role of partial cystectomy in the treatment of pheochromocytoma of the bladder?

What is the role of partial cystectomy in the treatment of bladder leiomyosarcoma?

What is the role of partial cystectomy in the treatment of locally advanced rectal, colon, prostate, uterus, cervix, or ovarian cancers?

Which benign bladder conditions are treated with partial cystectomy?

What is the anatomy of the bladder relevant to partial cystectomy?

What are the contraindications to partial cystectomy?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the preoperative workup of partial cystectomy?

What is the role of imaging studies in the preoperative workup of partial cystectomy?

What is the role of IV pyelography (IVP) in the preoperative workup of partial cystectomy?

What is the role of CT urography in the preoperative workup of partial cystectomy?

What is the role of MRI in the preoperative workup of partial cystectomy?

What is the role of ureteroscopy in the preoperative workup of partial cystectomy?

What is the role of CT scanning in the preoperative workup of partial cystectomy?

What is the role of bone scanning in the preoperative workup of partial cystectomy?

What is the role of PET scanning in the preoperative workup of partial cystectomy?

What is the role of cystoscopy in the preoperative workup of partial cystectomy?

What is the role of biopsy in the preoperative workup of partial cystectomy?

What is the role of retrograde pyelography in the preoperative workup of partial cystectomy?

What is the role of transurethral resection in the preoperative workup of partial cystectomy?

What is the role of pelvic lymphadenectomy in partial cystectomy?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of primary bladder cancer?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of bladder carcinoma in situ?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of urothelial carcinoma (transitional cell carcinoma)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of bladder squamous cell carcinoma?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of bladder adenocarcinoma in partial cystectomy?

How is bladder cancer staged?

Treatment

What are the alternatives treatments to partial cystectomy for bladder cancer?

What is included in preoperative care prior to partial cystectomy?

How is partial cystectomy performed?

What is included in postoperative care following partial cystectomy?

What is included in long-term monitoring following partial cystectomy?

What is the difference between partial and radical cystectomies?

What are the possible complications of partial cystectomy?

What is the recurrence rate of bladder cancer after partial cystectomy?

What are the survival rates for bladder cancer after partial cystectomy?

What are the advantages of partial cystectomy over radical cystectomy?