Total N = 73 Bladder preservation protocol (Group I)
N = 36
Orthotopic bladder reconstruction (Group II)
N = 37
P value
N0 (%) N0 (%) N0 (%)
Age
Median
range
55 years
36-75 years
55 years
36-75 years
56 years
37-72 years
 
Gender
Female
Male
15 (20.5)
58 (79.5)
7 (19.4)
29 (80.6)
8 (21.6)
29 (78.4)
 0.05 <
Perf. status (ECOG)
1
2
66 (90.4)
7 (9.6)
33 (91.7)
3 (8.3)
33 (89.2)
4 (10.8)
 0.05 <
T stage
T2
T3
48 (65.8)
25 (34.2)
26 (72.2)
10 (27.8)
22 (59.5)
15 (40.5)
 0.05 <
N stage
N0
N1
  50 (68.5)
23 (31.5)
  26 (72.2)
10 (27.8)
24 (64.9)
13 (35.1)
 0.05 <
Histologic grade
G1
G2
G3
  3 (4.1)
42 (57.5)
28 (38.4)
  1 (2.8)
18 (50)
17 (47.2)
  2 (5.4)
24 (64.9)
11 (29.7)
 0.05 <
Total 73 (100) 36 (49.3) 37 (50.7)  
Table 1: Bladder cancer patients’ characteristics.