- Describes the most up-to-date laparoscopic and robotic approaches step by step
- Provides detailed guidance on preservation of sexual function and continence
- Documents the functional and oncologic results achieved with the described techniques
This book is a comprehensive guide to state of the art techniques in functional urologic surgery that minimize functional damage to the urinary tract and are of particular value in patients with oncologic or neurogenic diseases.
The main currently available minimally invasive surgical techniques are described step by step, with guidance on indications and the appropriate selection of surgical devices in order to achieve the desired oncologic and functional outcomes. Data from the available case series are presented, documenting the favorable functional and oncologic results achieved with these techniques and devices as well as the low associated morbidity and the beneficial impact on quality of life.
In addition, advice is provided on preoperative assessment and postoperative care, and specific diagnostic algorithms of value in daily clinical practice are presented. The authors are a panel of international experts who have been carefully recruited for their knowledge on the topics that they discuss.Table of Contents
Functional Anatomy of the Pelvic Organs.- Preoperative Assessment and Intraoperative Anesthesiologic Care in Miniinvasive Laparoscopic Surgery.- Preserving Continence During Laparoscopic (LRP) or Robot Assisted Radical Prostatectomy (RARP).- Selecting Patients for Continent or Incontinent, Heterotopic or Orthotopic Diversion.- Robot Assisted Radical Cystectomy and Totally Intracorporeal Urinary Diversions.- Treating Incontinence After Prostatectomy & Cystectomy: Role of Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery.- Preserving Sexual Function and Continence During Radical Hysterectomy.- Preserving Sexual Function and Continence During Radical Rectal Surgery.- Psychosexual Issues and Quality of Life After Oncologic Pelvic Surgery, with Focus on Cervical Cancer.- Neurogenic Voiding Dysfunction: Physiopathology and Classification.- Treatment of Pelvic Chronic Pain: Multidisciplinary Approach.- Bladder Outlet Obstruction (BOO) and Neurodegenerative Disease: When is Surgery Mandatory? Botulinum Toxin Bladder Injection in the Treatment of Neurogenic Detrusor Overactivity and Idiopathic OAB.- Bladder Augmentation: Is There an Indication for Mini-Invasive Surgical Approach?