Necrotic mass after transurethral resection of a bladder tumor: Novel management with robotic partial cystectomy
Journal of Robotic Surgery
Bladder necrosis; Partial cystectomy; Robotic
A 76-year-old female with a history of high-grade transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the bladder presented with persistent nocturia and urge incontinence and was diagnosed with a necrotic bladder lesion. Cystoscopy revealed a 4 cm area of necrosis, ulceration, calcification, and fat. Transurethral biopsy confirmed the lesion to be benign, and two attempts to re-epithelialize the area of necrosis with cold scraping of exudate failed. Decision was then made to proceed with removal of necrotic lesion with bladder preservation. With the aid of concomitant cystoscopic visualization of the necrotic lesion, a robotic partial cystectomy with bladder reconstruction was performed. The patient tolerated the procedure, had an uneventful post-operative course, and remains asymptomatic and disease-free at last follow-up of 6 months. To our knowledge, this case represents the first report of a necrotic lesion as a complication of transurethral resection of a bladder tumor (TURBT) and the first description of a robotic partial cystectomy for the management of either benign or malignant bladder disease. © 2007 Springer London.
Mufarrij, P., Penna, F., Tareen, B., & Stifelman, M. (2008). Necrotic mass after transurethral resection of a bladder tumor: Novel management with robotic partial cystectomy. Journal of Robotic Surgery, 1 (4). http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11701-007-0041-y