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When your bladder is removed because it is cancerous, what is it replaced with?

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In brief: At present,intestine

Neobladder-see response to neobladder; also possible option is an intestinal conduit.
An intestinal conduit like a neobladder employs the intestine, but is not continent. The conduit allows passage from the kidney to the ureter to the conduit and into a bag (ostomy). A neobladder is typically catheterized to drain the urine.

In brief: At present,intestine

Neobladder-see response to neobladder; also possible option is an intestinal conduit.
An intestinal conduit like a neobladder employs the intestine, but is not continent. The conduit allows passage from the kidney to the ureter to the conduit and into a bag (ostomy). A neobladder is typically catheterized to drain the urine.
Dr. Marvalyn DeCambre
Dr. Marvalyn DeCambre
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: A piece of

Intestine is used, seal at either end, and a device leading from it to the skin.
The pouches can be "continent" meaning the device can be manipulated to empty, or a colostomy like bag can be used. Ask the urologist for more details.

In brief: A piece of

Intestine is used, seal at either end, and a device leading from it to the skin.
The pouches can be "continent" meaning the device can be manipulated to empty, or a colostomy like bag can be used. Ask the urologist for more details.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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