Robotic intracorporeal urinary diversion: practical review of current surgical techniques

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Dal Moro F., Haber G. P., Wiklund P., Canda A. E., Balbay M. D., Stenzl A., ...More

MINERVA UROLOGICA E NEFROLOGICA, vol.69, no.1, pp.14-25, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.23736/s0393-2249.16.02780-6
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.14-25
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: No


In this practical review, we discuss current surgical techniques reported in the literature to perform intracorporeal urinary diversion (ICUD) after robotic radical cystectomy (RARC), emphasizing criticisms of single approaches and making comparisons with extracorporeal urinary diversion (ECUD). Although almost 97% of all RARCs use an ECUD, ICUD is gaining in popularity, in view of its potential benefits (i.e., decreased bowel exposure, etc.), although there are a few studies comparing ICUD and ECUD. Analyzing single experiences and the data from recent metanalyses, we emphasize the current critiques to ICUD, stressing particular technical details which could reduce operative time, lowering the postoperative complications rate, and improving functional outcomes. Only analysis of long-term follow-up data from largescale homogeneous series can ascertain whether robotic intracorporeal urinary diversion is superior to other approaches.