Perioperative management of cold agglutinin autoimmune hemolytic anemia in an older adult undergoing radical cystectomy for bladder cancer

Jordan B. Southern, Prianka Bhattacharya, Marisa M. Clifton, Alyssa Park, Matthew A. Meissner, Ryan L. Mori

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Patients diagnosed with bladder cancer are most frequently older adults who have multiple chronic conditions. Frequently, new conditions are unmasked during preoperative evaluation for surgery such as radical cystectomy. We report the case of an 85 year old male with muscle invasive bladder cancer who was concurrently diagnosed with cold agglutinin hemolytic anemia. This case demonstrates the importance of close attention to underlying chronic conditions in older adults considering major cancer surgery and the need for multidisciplinary management in medically complex cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100998
JournalUrology Case Reports
StatePublished - Nov 2019
Externally publishedYes



  • Aging
  • Bladder cancer
  • Hemolytic anemia
  • Multiple chronic conditions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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