Imaging of Urinary Diversion and Neobladder

  • Mehmet Ruhi Onur
  • Ravinder Sidhu
  • Vikram S. Dogra


Many bladder diseases such as bladder cancer with muscular bladder wall involvement and nonfunctioning bladder are treated with radical cystectomy and urinary diversion with neobladder reconstruction. Various urinary diversion procedures can be classified based on segment of the bowel used, antireflux mechanism, and means of elimination. Types of urinary diversions performed today include noncontinent, cutaneous diversion (conduit); continent, cutaneous diversion (pouch); and continent urinary diversion to native urethra (neobladder, orthotopic reconstruction). In this chapter, we describe different types of urinary diversions and their radiological appearances and identify complications associated with urinary diversions.


Radical Cystectomy Urinary Diversion Ileal Conduit Ureteral Stricture Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mehmet Ruhi Onur
    • 1
  • Ravinder Sidhu
    • 2
  • Vikram S. Dogra
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of FiratElazigTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Imaging SciencesUniversity of Rochester Medical CenterRochesterUSA
  3. 3.Department of Imaging Sciences, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of Rochester Medical CenterRochesterUSA

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