Feasibility of robot‑assisted radical cystectomy in a patient with an ectopic kidney: A case report
Affiliations: Department of Urology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama 700‑8558, Japan
- Published online on: November 29, 2022 https://doi.org/10.3892/mi.2022.61
- Article Number: 1
Copyright: © Edamura et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License.
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An ectopic kidney is a rare congenital defect in which the kidney does not migrate to its normal anatomical position. In the present study, a robot‑assisted radical cystectomy and intracorporeal urinary diversion were performed for a patient with an ectopic kidney. The present study describes the case of a 72‑year‑old male patient who was diagnosed with a bladder tumor by magnetic resonance imaging and cystoscopy. A transurethral resection of the bladder tumor was performed. The pathological examination revealed an invasive urothelial carcinoma. Contrast‑enhanced computed tomography revealed an ectopic left kidney in the upper pelvis. A robot‑assisted radical cystectomy, extended lymph node dissection and intracorporeal urinary diversion were performed. On the whole, as demonstrated herein, a robot‑assisted radical cystectomy with intracorporeal urinary diversion is a feasible approach for muscle‑invasive bladder cancer complicated by an ectopic kidney.