Journal article

Robot-assisted Radical Cystectomy and Urinary Diversion: Technical Recommendations from the Pasadena Consensus Panel

Kevin G Chan, Khurshid Guru, Peter Wiklund, James Catto, Bertram Yuh, Giacomo Novara, Declan G Murphy, Tareq Al-Tartir, Justin W Collins, Ali Zhumkhawala, Timothy G Wilson

European Urology | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2015


BACKGROUND: The technique of robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) has evolved significantly since its inception >10 yr ago. Several high-volume centers have reported standardized techniques with refinements and subsequent outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To review all existing literature on RARC and urinary diversion techniques and summarize key points that may affect oncologic, surgical, and functional outcomes. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: The Pasadena Consensus Panel on RARC and urinary reconstruction convened May 3-4, 2014, to review the existing peer-reviewed literature and create recommendations for best practice. The panel consisted of experts in open radical cystectomy and RARC. No com..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The Pasadena Consensus Panel was organized by New England Research Institutes, Inc. (Watertown, MA, USA) and funded entirely through a grateful patient donation to City of Hope National Medical Center (Duarte, CA, USA). The panel helped collect, analyze, and interpret the data. No representatives of the company producing the only robotic system currently on the market attended the conference. In addition, no commercial sponsors of any kind were accepted in connection with the conference.