Robot assisted anterior pelvic exenteration for bladder cancer in female

Haidar M. Abdul-Muhsin, Michael E. Woods, Erik P. Castle

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The standard-of-care management of muscle invasive bladder cancer in females is anterior pelvic exenteration. This involves the surgical excision of the urinary bladder and the female reproductive organs in addition to pelvic lymphadenectomy. Among many factors, performing this procedure robotically requires thorough knowledge of female laparoscopic pelvic anatomy in order to conduct this complex surgery in a safe and efficient manner. However, most urologic surgeons are more familiar with male pelvic anatomy given the prevalence of the more frequently performed robotic prostatectomy. Our technique was developed based on minimal deviation from robotic radical cystectomy in males and this chapter will review its various steps and highlight the main differences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRobotics in Genitourinary Surgery, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319206455
ISBN (Print)9783319206448
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Anterior pelvic exenteration
  • Cystectomy
  • Female cystectomy
  • Robot assisted radical cystectomy
  • Robot assisted radical cystectomy in females

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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