Indications for enterocystoplasty and choice of bowel segment

R. C. Rink, K. P. McLaughlin

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Augmentation enterocystoplasty has secured a position in pediatric urology over the past 15 years. Neurogenic dysfunction and/or severe anatomic derangements afflict the majority of pediatric enterocystoplasty patients. Small bowel, large bowel, and stomach all have been used successfully to improve bladder compliance and capacity. Each segment is associated with its own advantages and disadvantages, both due to its removal from the gastrointestinal tract as well as from its incorporation into the urinary tract. Indications for enterocystoplasty and considerations involved in choosing the appropriate gastrointestinal segment are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)389-403
Number of pages15
JournalProblems in Urology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

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  • Urology

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    Rink, R. C., & McLaughlin, K. P. (1994). Indications for enterocystoplasty and choice of bowel segment. Problems in Urology, 8(3), 389-403.