Robot-assisted radical cystectomy has steadily gained wider acceptance among urologists compared with open and laparoscopic approaches. Robot-assisted radical cystectomy has shown comparable perioperative and oncologic outcomes compared with open radical cystectomy. Nevertheless, data about the functional outcomes and quality of life after robot-assisted radical cystectomy remain limited. We sought to review the literature and describe urinary, sexual and bowel functions after robot-assisted radical cystectomy in addition to mental health and health-related quality of life. Despite limitations of the available literature, data suggests that functional outcomes after robot-assisted radical cystectomy are comparable to open radical cystectomy. However, more studies utilizing standardized definitions are required.
International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association. 2021 Mar 25 [Epub ahead of print]
Umar Iqbal, Mohammad M Durrani, Ahmed S Elsayed, Ahmed A Hussein, Katsumi Shigemura, Masato Fujisawa, Khurshid A Guru
Department of Urology, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, New York, USA., Department of Urology, Kobe University Hospital, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan.