Does endoscopy of difficult to catheterize channels spare some patients from formal open revision?

Jessica T. Casey, Mimi Zhang, Katherine Chan, Konrad Szymanski, Benjamin Judge, Benjamin Whittam, Martin Kaefer, Rosalia Misseri, Richard C. Rink, Mark P. Cain

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Introduction: Patients with continent catheterizable channels (CCC) may develop difficulty catheterizing postoperatively. In complex cases, endoscopic evaluation with indwelling catheter placement may be indicated, but the risk factors for subsequent formal channel revision are not well defined. The purpose of this study was to determine the risk factors for formal channel revision after attempted endoscopic management of difficulty catheterizing. Materials and methods: We performed an IRB-approved retrospective review of pediatric (

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Pediatric Urology
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 5 2016



  • Catheterizable channel
  • Cystoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Revision
  • Urinary reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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