Treatment results of total cystectomy for patients with bladder cancer

H. Kanamaru, T. Shirahase, S. Moroi, Y. Kihara, H. Okuno, J. Y. Kuo, T. Taniguchi, Y. Arai, Y. Tanaka, Y. Okada

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We assessed the treatment outcome of total cystectomy for 93 patients (71 men and 22 women) with bladder cancer treated in the Public Toyooka Hospital from 1970 to 1989. Patient age varied from 36 to 87 (mean 67). The overall actuarial survival rates at 5 and 10 years were 51% and 36%, respectively. The 5-year survival rates were 72% for grade 2 and 44% for grade 3 disease. The 5-year survival rates according to the pathological stage were 66% for pT0-1, 51% for pT2, 35% for pT3, 44% for pT4a disease. A statistical difference was noted between the 5-year survival rate of patients with pT0-2 disease and that with pT3. Patients with pT4aN0 disease showed a relatively high survival rate (67%). The 5-year survival rates were 54% for the patients with negative lymph node and 22% for those with positive lymph node. Although we could not demonstrate the efficacy of preoperative radiotherapy, the combination of radiation and chemotherapy was suggested to improve the survival after cystectomy. Patients who received simultaneous urethrectomy showed a higher 5-year survival rate as compared to those who did not.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-438
Number of pages6
JournalHinyokika kiyo. Acta urologica Japonica
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1993 May
Externally publishedYes

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