Risk of Reaugmentation after Enterocystoplasty Using a Reconfigured Bowel Segment in Patients with Spina Bifida: A Bi-Institutional Cohort Study

Brian A. VanderBrink, Konrad M. Szymanski, Zaheer Alam, Rosalia Misseri, W. Robert DeFoor, Martin Kaefer, Pramod Reddy, Richard C. Rink, Eugene Minevich, Mark P. Cain

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Abstract

PURPOSE: Reaugmentation cystoplasty rates vary in the literature but have been reported as high as 15%. It is likely that bladders augmented with detubularized and reconfigured bowel are less likely to require reaugmentation. We assessed the incidence of reaugmentation among patients with spina bifida at 2 high volume reconstruction centers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed medical records of patients with spina bifida who underwent enterocystoplasty before age 21 years (1987 to 2017). Those who did not undergo augmentation with a detubularized and reconfigured bowel segment were excluded from analysis. Data on demographic and surgical variables were collected. Reaugmentation was the main outcome. One analysis was performed using the entire cohort and another analysis was restricted to patients with ileocystoplasty performed in the last 15 years (2002 to 2017). Survival analysis was used. RESULTS: A total of 289 patients were identified. Enterocystoplasty was performed in patients at a median age of 8.1 years (median followup 11.3, IQR 5.2-14.9). Most initial augmentations were performed using ileum (93.4%), followed by sigmoid (6.2%). Seven patients underwent reaugmentation, including 6 with initial augmentation using ileum and 1 with initial augmentation using sigmoid. On survival analysis risk of reaugmentation was 1.1% at 5 years and 3.3% at 10 years after the original surgery. All reaugmentations occurred within the first 9 years of followup. In the more contemporary cohort (162, median followup 7.0 years) only 1 patient underwent reaugmentation at 2.0 years. CONCLUSIONS: The risk of reaugmentation after enterocystoplasty with a detubularized and reconfigured bowel in the spina bifida population is lower than that reported in initial series.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)612-616
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of urology
Volume202
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2019

Keywords

  • neurogenic
  • pediatrics
  • reoperation
  • spinal dysraphism
  • urinary bladder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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