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What type of bladder removal surgery is conduit?

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If you have a conduit operation, the surgeon makes a tube from a piece of your small intestine. The tube funnels your pee from your kidneys directly to the outside of your body. A surgical hole on your belly lets the open end of the small intestine drain the urine into a small, flat pouch. You’ll have to empty it several times a day.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Bladder cancer,” “Bladder removal surgery,” “Adapting to life after colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy.”

Cancer Research UK: “Living with bladder reconstruction.”

American Cancer Society: “Second Cancers After Bladder Cancer,” “American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer,” “Radical Cystectomy.”

Brady Urology at Johns Hopkins Hospital: “Quality of Life After Surgery for Bladder Cancer.”

United Ostomy Associations of America: “Continent Urostomy Guide.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 16, 2017

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Bladder cancer,” “Bladder removal surgery,” “Adapting to life after colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy.”

Cancer Research UK: “Living with bladder reconstruction.”

American Cancer Society: “Second Cancers After Bladder Cancer,” “American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer,” “Radical Cystectomy.”

Brady Urology at Johns Hopkins Hospital: “Quality of Life After Surgery for Bladder Cancer.”

United Ostomy Associations of America: “Continent Urostomy Guide.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 16, 2017

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