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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2015, Article ID 484679, 4 pages
Case Report

Radical Cystectomy with Ileal Conduit Urinary Diversion in a Patient with a Left Ventricular Assist Device

Section of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Received 21 April 2015; Revised 15 July 2015; Accepted 15 July 2015

Academic Editor: Evi Comploj

Copyright © 2015 Joseph J. Pariser et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is an option for the surgical management of severe heart failure, and radical cystectomy remains the standard of care for muscle-invasive bladder cancer. Given a complicated population in terms of comorbidities and management for patients with an LVAD, there is little experience with major urologic procedures, which require balancing the benefits of surgery with considerable perioperative risks. We report our experience performing the first radical cystectomy with ileal conduit in a patient with an LVAD and muscle-invasive bladder cancer.