Sigmoid Neobladder Articles


  • Outcome of orthotopic sigmoid versus ileal neobladder reconstruction.

    Radical cystectomy with orthotopic urinary diversion is considered the gold standard for treatment of muscular invasive bladder cancer or high-risk nonmuscular invasive bladder cancer. The choice of orthotopic neobladder reconstruction depends on the clinical outcomes of it and should be planned with the patients, especially the risk of incontinence.

    Published May 6, 2019
  • Use of sigmoid colon in orthotopic neobladder reconstruction: Long-term results: Beyond the Abstract

    We started using sigmoid colon for orthotopic neobladder reconstruction in the early 1990s. [1] Initally we, as other surgeons, were using the ileum, but our patients were developing complications such as dilation of the reservoir (which then requires intermittent self-catheterization), absorption defects and deterioration of renal function. [2-4] Our initial experience with sigma showed satisfactory results, and, since then, orthotopic sigmoid neobladder (SN) represents the first choice at our institution after radical cystectomy in patients selected for neobladder reconstruction. 
    Published July 10, 2017
  • Use of sigmoid colon in orthotopic neobladder reconstruction: Long-term results.

    To present our experience with a sigmoid orthotopic neobladder.

    We retrospectively evaluated the functional and oncological outcomes of 160 patients who underwent orthotopic neobladder reconstruction using a detubularized 20-25-cm sigmoid segment at our institution.

    Published September 14, 2016