Oblique pelvic osteotomy in the exstrophy/epispadias complex.

We reviewed retrospectively 45 patients (46 procedures) with bladder exstrophy treated by bilateral oblique pelvic osteotomy in conjunction with genitourinary repair. The operative technique and post-operative management with or without external fixation are described. A total of 21 patients attended a special follow-up clinic and 24 were interviewed by telephone. The mean follow-up time was 57 months (24 to 108). Of the 45 patients, 42 reported no pain or functional disability, although six had a waddling gait and two had marked external rotation of the hip. Complications included three cases of infection and loosening of the external fixator requiring early removal with no deleterious effect. Mid-line closure failed in one neonate managed in plaster. This patient underwent a successful revision procedure several months later using repeat osteotomies and external fixation. The percentage pubic approximation was measured on anteroposterior radiographs pre-operatively, post-operatively and at final follow-up. The mean approximation was 37% (12% to 76%). It varied markedly with age and was better when external fixation was used. The wide range reflects the inability of the anterior segment to develop naturally in spite of close approximation at operation. We conclude that bilateral oblique pelvic osteotomy with or without external fixation is useful in the management of difficult primary closure in bladder exstrophy, failed primary closure and secondary reconstruction.
AuthorsD Jones, S Parkinson, H S Hosalkar
JournalThe Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume (J Bone Joint Surg Br) Vol. 88 Issue 6 Pg. 799-806 (Jun 2006) ISSN: 0301-620X [Print] England
PMID16720777 (Publication Type: Journal Article)
  • Age Factors
  • Bladder Exstrophy (surgery)
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cloaca (abnormalities, surgery)
  • Epispadias (surgery)
  • External Fixators
  • Female
  • Gait (physiology)
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Osteotomy (instrumentation, methods)
  • Pelvis (surgery)
  • Pubic Bone (surgery)
  • Reoperation
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Urologic Surgical Procedures (methods)

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