Objective: This study aims to evaluate safety of radical cystectomy (RS)+pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND)+ileal conduit urinary diversion (ICUD) in male patients aged >65 years versus ≤65 years. Materials and Methods: Eighty-five male patients who underwent RS + PLND + ICUD for bladder cancer were retrospectively analyzed. The patients were divided into two groups according to age: ≤65 years (Group 1, n = 40) versus >65 years (Group 2, n = 45). Data including baseline demographic and clinical characteristics of the patients, length of hospital stay, and complications within 90 days of surgery, and Grade ≤ II and Grade ≥ III complications according to the Clavien-Dindo (C-D) classification were recorded. Groups were compared in terms of demographic features and development of complications within 90 day after surgery statistically. Results: The median length of hospital stay was statistically significantly longer in Group 2 than Group 1 [10 (7-17) days vs. 9 (6-14) days, respectively; p < .05]. There was no statistically significant difference in the rehospitalization rate within 90 days of surgery between the groups (p > .05). Conclusion: Our study results suggest that RS + PLND + ICUD is a safe procedure in male patients aged ≥65 years.

The aging male : the official journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male. 2019 Oct 17 [Epub ahead of print]

Emre Karabay, Ramazan Topaktaş, Çağatay Tosun, Nejdet Karşıyakalı, Kemal Kayar, Metin İshak Öztürk

Department of Urology, Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences , Istanbul , Turkey., Department of Urology, Cukurca State Hospital , Hakkari , Turkey.