Neobladders and continent catheterizable stomas for the bladder cancer survivor.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Current opinion in urology (2014)

Keywords:

2014, June 2014, Public Health Sciences Division

Abstract:

Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) following radical cystectomy for bladder cancer is an important outcome measure following radical cystectomy. Understanding HRQOL issues related to continent urinary diversion is crucial in the care and counseling of patients undergoing radical cystectomy. The goals of this review are to give a broad overview of the major types of continent urinary diversions and to review recent literature examining HRQOL in patients undergoing orthotopic neobladders and continent catheterizable urinary reservoirs following radical cystectomy.