To evaluate the necessity of leaving a pelvic drain after open radical cystectomy. Materials and methods: Between January 2007 and January 2010, 58 patients with muscle-invasive bladder carcinoma were included. All patients underwent radical cystectomy, extended lymph node dissection, and orthotopic bladder (Studer pouch) substitution. Patients were randomized to have a pelvic drain catheter (Group 1, n = 22) or not (Group 2, n = 36). Ureteral catheters were removed at postoperative days 7 and 8. The pelvic drain catheters in Group 1 were removed when daily production was
Bladder cancer, pelvic drainage, radical cystectomy, transitional cell carcinoma
ÖZDEMİR, AHMET TUNÇ; ALTINOVA, SERKAN; ŞEREFOĞLU, EGE CAN; ATMACA, ALİ FUAT; and BALBAY, MEVLANA DERYA
"Is placement of pelvic drain indispensable after radical cystectomy, extended lymph node dissection, and orthotopic neobladder substitution?,"
Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 43:
2, Article 14.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol43/iss2/14