Colitis After Cystectomy
Lincoln T. Olsen, MD, and his collaborators at the University of Kansas in Kansas City reviewed records of 192 patients who underwent cystectomy (79% for bladder cancer, 11% for neurogenic bladder, 5.2% for interstitial cystitis, and 4.6% for other indications). CDC developed in 14 patients (7.3%).
Compared with patients who did not suffer CDC, those who did have it had a slightly, but not significantly, longer length of hospital stay (13.4 vs. 12.6 days). The CDC group and non-CDC groups also had similar ICU lengths of stay (3.6 vs. 3.0 days) and number of days to be able to tolerate a regular diet (10.9 vs. 10.0). The indication for surgery did not predict development of CDC.