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Robotic versus open radical cystectomy for bladder cancer in adults

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  • CD011903

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  • Bhavan Prasad Rai
  • Jasper Bondad
  • Nikhil Vasdev
  • Jim Adshead
  • Tim Lane
  • Kamran Ahmed
  • Mohammed S Khan
  • Prokar Dasgupta
  • Khurshid Guru
  • Piotr L Chlosta
  • Omar M Aboumarzouk
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Original languageEnglish
Article numberCD011903
Number of pages52
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Early online date24 Apr 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 24 Apr 2019


Background It has been suggested that in comparison with open radical cystectomy, robotic-assisted radical cystectomy results in less blood loss, shorter convalescence, and fewer complications with equivalent short-term oncological and functional outcomes; however, uncertainty remains as to the magnitude of these benefits. Objectives To assess the effects of robotic-assisted radical cystectomy versus open radical cystectomy in adults with bladder cancer. Search methods Review authors conducted a comprehensive search with no restrictions on language of publication or publication status for studies comparing open radical cystectomy and robotic-assisted radical cystectomy. The date of the last search was 1 July 2018 for the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE (1999 to July 2018), PubMed Embase (1999 to July 2018), Web of Science (1999 to July 2018), Cancer Research UK (, and the Institute of Cancer Research ( We searched the following trials registers: (, BioMed Central International Standard Randomized Controlled Trials Number (ISRCTN) Registry (, and the World Health Organization International Clinical Trials Registry Platform. Selection criteria We searched for randomised controlled trials that compared robotic-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) with open radical cystectomy (ORC).


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