Orthotopic urinary diversion after cystectomy for bladder cancer: Implications for cancer control and patterns of disease recurrence
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
These results indicate that neobladders do not compromise the quality of preceding cystectomy or interfere with management in the presence of local or distant disease relapse. Our data suggest that involvement of the intramural or juxtavesical ureteral segment at cystectomy irrespective of surgical margin status may identify patients at higher risk for anastomotic recurrence, which is associated with an ominous prognosis.