Appendicovesicostomy and ileovesicostomy

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Continent catheterizable conduits are used to enable patients to empty the reservoir (bladder or neobladder) at regular intervals and achieve social continence. The technique follows that first described by Mitrofanoff. The appendix and transverse tubularized bowel segments (also known as Yang-Monti channels) are most frequently used. Continence is achieved in 90% in most series and is dependent on a flap valve mechanism with a positive pressure gradient between the lumen of the conduit and the reservoir. Complications include stomal stenosis, catheterization difficulties, subfascial conduit problems such as kinking, stone formation in the reservoir, stomal prolapse and stomal incontinence. Candidate selection is important and candidates should have the cognitive ability, manual dexterity and compliance for them to be considered for this option.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric Urology: Surgical Complications and Management: Second Edition
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781118473382
ISBN (Print)9781118473313
StatePublished - Apr 24 2015


  • Appendicovesicostomy
  • Catherizable conduit
  • Ileovesicostomy
  • Mitrofanoff
  • Stomal stenosis
  • Urinary continence

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  • Medicine(all)

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    Kaefer, M. (2015). Appendicovesicostomy and ileovesicostomy. In Pediatric Urology: Surgical Complications and Management: Second Edition (pp. 384-397). Wiley Blackwell.