Complications of enterocystoplasty.
Bladder reconstruction, either by augmentation or substitution enterocystoplasty, is a safe alternative to supravesical urinary diversion providing careful attention to preoperative selection, surgical technique, and postoperative review is observed. However, under the most optimal conditions an untoward outcome may occur. We reviewed our series of 100 intestinocystoplasties to categorize the types of complications encountered, and to identify preoperative risk factors that could potentially develop into an unfavorable sequela. Twenty-seven patients required either early or late surgical intervention, while 30 were managed nonoperatively. In our review we identified two groups, those with myelodysplasia and those with a solitary functioning kidney, who are at a higher risk for an unfavorable outcome to develop.
Khoury, JM; Timmons, SL; Corbel, L; Webster, GD
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