2019 AMI Online Salon

The Four Pitfalls: areas of possible nerve injury during radical cystectomy, an anterolateral view of applied pelvic surgical anatomy.

Project Details

  • Company/Institution: Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Entrant Name: Hannah Ely
  • Membership Type: Professional Submission                    
  • Address: Buffalo, NY
  • Client: Khurshid A. Guru, MD, Department of Urology, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Medium/software used: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: Formatted in a textbook (Campbell’s)
  • Primary Audience: Urologists and Urologic Surgeons

Project Description

Nerve sparing radical cystectomy is performed in eligible patients in order to preserve nerve function in the pelvic region for improved continence and sexual function after recovery. Damage to pelvic nerves during surgery is possible even when nerve sparing is attempted. The four areas of possible nerve injury during radical cystectomy are identified in blue in this illustration. By studying this image, urologists and training surgeons will learn to use extra caution when dissecting these areas.