Current Urology Reports

, 20:71 | Cite as

Management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse After Radical Cystectomy

  • Dominic Lee
  • Philippe ZimmernEmail author
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms & Voiding Dysfunction (J Sandhu, Section Editor)
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  1. Topical Collection on Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms & Voiding Dysfunction


Purpose of Review

This article explores the anatomy, management options, and outcomes of pelvic organ prolapse with a female cystectomy patient.

Recent Findings

There is a lack of data on surgical management outcomes for prolapse following radical cystectomy. However, most case series from tertiary referral centers show reasonable results irrespective of route of repair. As expected, the surgical planes and the reorientation of the bowel loop for urinary diversion makes any pelvic reconstruction a potential hazard and requires a high level of expertise and counseling to the patient in regard to the management of expectations.


Pelvic organ prolapse following radical cystectomy is uncommon but presents a significant challenge to the reconstructive surgeon.


Radical cystectomy Prolapse Sacro-colpopexy Complications 


Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

Dominic Lee and Philippe Zimmern each declare no potential conflicts of interest.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of UrologySt. George HospitalKogarahAustralia
  2. 2.Department of UrologyUT Southwestern Medical Center at DallasDallasUSA

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