Urinary diversion and undiversion

M. E. Mitchell, R. C. Rink

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

9 Scopus citations


There are four clear objectives in the treatment of the child with urinary tract dysfunction: (1) to salvage and preserve renal function; (2) to provide adequate urinary drainage; (3) to keep the patient free of infection; and (4) to optimize the patient's social condition. Although the overall emphasis has dramatically swung toward urinary tract refunctionalization over the last decade, the treatment of these children requires familiarity with both diversion and undiversion procedures. No one technique is optimal for the varied pathology. Herein we present our approach to these children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-122
Number of pages12
JournalUrologic Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Urinary diversion and undiversion'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Mitchell, M. E., & Rink, R. C. (1985). Urinary diversion and undiversion. Urologic Clinics of North America, 12(1), 111-122.