A SURGICAL TECHNIQUE COMBINING CONTINENT CUTANEOUS URINARY DIVERSION AND COMPLETE ILEAL URETERAL REPLACEMENT

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Abstract

Purpose

Defects of the entire urinary tract are sometimes so extensive that a colonic conduit appears to be the only viable therapeutic option. However, if an incontinent diversion is unacceptable, an alternative must be found.

Materials and Methods

We report on a new technique for achieving a continent diversion in which ileocecal intestinal segments are used as a continent reservoir and substitute for both ureters.

Results

At 2-year followup excellent results were achieved in terms of renal function, continence and quality of life as confirmed by symptomatic evaluation and radiographic investigations.

Conclusions

We demonstrate the feasibility of reconstruction of the entire urinary tract with a continent reservoir using intestinal segments with a pure colonic pouch and prevalvular ileal segment as a substitute for both ureters.

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