From 1978 to 1989 we treated 16 patients which cloacal exstrophy, including 8 who have been treated since birth. To achieve urinary continence bladder reconstruction was required in 12 patients, including 3 ileocystoplasties, 4 gastrocystoplasties and 5 gastric continent urinary reservoirs. All 12 patients underwent simultaneous bladder neck/urethral continence procedures. Of the 12 patients with completed reconstruction 10 were evaluable for continence. All 10 patients are dry for periods of 3 or more hours, and 5 are totally dry day and night. All but 1 patient are totally dependent on clean intermittent catheterization. Follow-up ranges from 2 to 66 months, and all except 1 patient have stable upper tract function. Patients with cloacal exstrophy can undergo reconstruction in a fashion to maintain urinary continence, and stomach is the ideal tissue for such reconstruction.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Urology|
|Issue number||2 II|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1990|
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