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Actas Urológicas Españolas

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ALVAREZ ARDURA, M.; LLORENTE ABARCA, C.  and  STUDER, U.E.. Orthotopic ileal neobladder. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2008, vol.32, n.3, pp.297-306. ISSN 0210-4806.

Urinary diversion after cystectomy have evolved from simple diversion and protection of the upper tracts to functional and anatomic restoration as close as possible to the natural preoperative state. Over the past 15 years, orthotopic reconstruction has evolved from "experimental surgery" to the "preferred method of urinary diversion" in both sexes. Urologist that perform this technique should have an appropriate experience with pelvic surgery and be able to perform a nerve sparing radical cystectomy. Nevertheless, the postoperative management of these patients is more important than the surgical construction if good longterm results are to be achieved. For this reason, a great knowledge about the neobladder´s physiology, postoperative complications and their treatment are needed. We review the most important aspects in the postoperative management of patients with ileal neobladder. We also resume the long term outcomes concerning to continence, sexual function, renal impairment, oncologic safety and quality of life.

Keywords : Cystectomy; Ileal neobladder; Postoperative management.

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