Thematic Session 14

  • Location:
    Room Milan (Hall B2, level 0)
  • Chair:
     B.A. Hadaschik, Heidelberg (DE)
  • Aims and objectives of this session

    Surgical exenteration of the bladder and/or the prostate need to afford the best possible oncological control despite severe functional side effects (i.e. continence, sexuality, and general quality of life). Thus, selective surgical techniques for radical cystectomy/prostatectomy have been proposed. The aim of preserving neurovascular bundles and/or the urethral sphincter is to improve the functional outcome notably in younger patients. The purpose of the current session is to illustrate the so-called “sparing techniques ” through concrete videos and to discuss indications, results and outcomes with the faculty.

Video presentation Capsule/seminal vesicle sparing cystectomy
 R. Colombo, Milan (IT)
Video presentation Nerve sparing
 J.E. Gschwend, Munich (DE)
Video presentation Robot-assisted nerve sparing
 E. Barret, Paris (FR)
Video presentation Female organ sparing
 F.C. Burkhard, Berne (CH)
Aims and objectives of this presentation

To discuss the indication, risks and technique of female genital organ sparing cystectomy