During a cystoprostatectomy, the prostate gland and bladder are removed. A new bladder is constructed for the excretion of urine.
Also Known As:
- Prostate and bladder removal
- Prostate gland surgery
Conditions Treated with a Cystoprostatectomy:
A cystoprostatectomy is performed in cases of bladder cancer and prostate cancer.
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to a cystoprostatectomy. Radical, laparoscopic and robotic cystoprostatectomy are surgical alternatives to the procedure.
Anesthesia with a Cystoprostatectomy:
A cystoprostatectomy is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from a Cystoprostatectomy:
Possible risks following a cystoprostatectomy include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience an incisional hernia.
Prognosis after a Cystoprostatectomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following a cystoprostatectomy is good. However, the patient will need a urostomy bag to collect urine.