What is Cystectomy?
Cystectomy is a surgery to get rid of the bladder. In men, removal of the entire bladder (radical cystectomy) usually necessitates removal of the prostate and seminal vesicles.
In women, the uterus, ovaries and part of the vagina are eliminated in radical cystectomy.
After removing the bladder, your surgeon has to create a urinary diversion which means a new way to keep urine and make it leave your body.
Invasive or recurrent noninvasive bladder cancer can be treated through cystectomy.
It aims at treating not only pelvic tumors such as advanced colon, prostate, or endometrial cancer, but also non cancerous conditions like interstitial cystitis or congenital abnormalities.
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