Bladder sparing robot-assisted laparoscopic en bloc resection of urachus and umbilicus for urachal adenocarcinoma

Urachal adenocarcinoma is a rare and aggressive form of bladder cancer that arises from the urachus. An en bloc resection of the urachus and umbilicus is recommended with either a total or partial cystectomy.

However, there is no standard laparoscopic or robotic surgical technique for the operative management of these tumors. In the present report, we describe our robotic-assisted laparoscopic technique for the treatment of a primary malignant urachal tumor.

Journal of robotic surgery. 2015 Mar 21 [Epub]

Fouad Aoun, Alexandre Peltier, Roland van Velthoven

Department of Urology, Jules Bordet Institute, 1 Héger-Bordet Street, 1000, Brussels, Belgium. Department of Urology, Jules Bordet Institute, 1 Héger-Bordet Street, 1000, Brussels, Belgium. , Department of Urology, Jules Bordet Institute, 1 Héger-Bordet Street, 1000, Brussels, Belgium.  

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