Pengfei Shao, MD, presented “Laparoscopic Radical Cystectomy (LRC) and Intracorporeal Urinary Diversion (ICUD)” for the Grand Rounds in Urology audience in April 2021.

How to cite: Shao, Pengfei. “Laparoscopic Radical Cystectomy (LRC) and Intracorporeal Urinary Diversion (ICUD)” April 2021. Accessed Apr 2021.


Pengfei Shao, MD, Associate Professor and Chief Physician of Urology at First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, discusses both laparoscopic radical cystectomy (LRC) and intracorporeal urinary diversion (ICUD) operations and the ability of robotics, through the endoscopic stapler, to assist physicians with ICUD. He discusses the history of LRC as well as a step-by-step outline of performing both procedures. Dr. Shao also compares ICUD to endoscopic urinary diversion, with data showing that while the two procedures have similar outcomes, ICUD has lower rates of complications. He also discusses the technical difficulties of the procedures, noting the risk of developing neobladder stones from the procedure. Following the lecture is a brief Q&A with GRU Asian Series Editor Peter K.F. Chiu, MD, PhD, FRCSEd.