[Plastic repair of the anterior abdominal wall in bladder exstrophy].

In 1987-1993 surgical treatment for exstrophy of the bladder was performed in 35 children at the age 8 months--3 years. All the patients underwent one-stage transplantation of the ureters into the semi-isolated segment of the sigmoid colon with antireflux protection of the ostia, bladder extirpation and repair of the anterior abdominal wall. The most difficult stage of the intervention is repair of the abdominal wall defect after removal of the large bladder. Related complications arising in 16% of the surgical patients impose the problem of the technique of safe filling of the abdominal wall defect. In 16 patients with large bladder its demucosation was followed by strengthening of the detrusor muscles with the help of interrupted sutures with fixation to underdeveloped oblique abdominal muscles. The skin defects was filled by raised movable skin flaps on both sides of the divided pubis. The above technique reduced the number of postoperative complications three times. Intestinal eventration was not observed. The wound suppuration and partial defect of the sutures occurred in 1 case. The rest 15 children exhibited healing with minimal scarring and good cosmetic effect.
AuthorsV G Gel'dt, Iu E Rudin, E B Alekseev
JournalUrologii︠a︡ i nefrologii︠a︡ (Urol Nefrol (Mosk)) 1997 May-Jun Issue 3 Pg. 34-6 ISSN: 0042-1154 [Print] RUSSIA
Vernacular TitlePlastika peredneĭ briushnoĭ stenki pri ékstrofii mochevogo puzyria.
PMID9245055 (Publication Type: English Abstract, Journal Article)
  • Abdominal Muscles (surgery)
  • Bladder Exstrophy (surgery)
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Colon, Sigmoid (surgery)
  • Cystectomy (methods)
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Postoperative Complications (epidemiology)
  • Surgical Flaps (methods)
  • Suture Techniques
  • Urinary Diversion (methods)

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