Urinary diversion after total pelvic exenteration for rectal cancer
Urinary Reservoirs, Continent
Complete resection of bulky primary or locally recurrent rectal cancer can be performed with acceptable urological morbidity. Complete resection was obtained in 89% of patients, with 72% having urological organ invasion. Overall urological complications of 17% are acceptably low despite intensive perioperative radiation and chemotherapy. Disease-specific survival in these patients remains limited.