Platinum Priority – Bladder Cancer
Editorials by Urs E. Studer on pp. 1051–1052 of this issue and by Mihir M. Desai and Inderbir S. Gill on pp. 1053–1055 of this issue

Comparing Open Radical Cystectomy and Robot-assisted Laparoscopic Radical Cystectomy: A Randomized Clinical Trial eulogo1

By: Bernard H. Bochner a lowast , Guido Dalbagni a , Daniel D. Sjoberg b , Jonathan Silberstein a c , Gal E. Keren Paz a , S. Machele Donat a , Jonathan A. Coleman a , Sheila Mathew a , Andrew Vickers b , Geoffrey C. Schnorr b , Michael A. Feuerstein a , Bruce Rapkin d , Raul O. Parra a , Harry W. Herr a and Vincent P. Laudone a

European Urology, Volume 67 Issue 6, June 2015, Pages 1042-1050

Published online: 01 June 2015

Keywords: Bladder cancer, Complications, Cystectomy, Lymph node dissection, Quality of life, Randomized controlled trial, Robot assisted, Robotic, Urinary diversion

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Patient Summary Of 118 patients with bladder cancer who underwent radical cystectomy, pelvic lymph node dissection, and urinary diversion, half were randomized to open surgery and half to robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery. We compared the rate of complications within 90 d after surgery for the open group versus the robotic group and found no significant difference between the two groups.

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