The authors developed a new technique using the cecum with in-situ appendix to simultaneously achieve bladder enlargement and continent urinary diversion (CUD) in five cases of neuropathic bladder or serious complications of abdominopelvic trauma. The cecoplasty provides a large-capacity, low-pressure reservoir; the submucosally-embedded appendix gives complete continence with 3 to 5 intermittent catheterizations daily. It is an alternative to the Mitrofanoff principle when bladder augmentation and CUD are necessary, and easier to achieve when faced with a neuropathic bladder where the thickness of the detrusor makes appendicular implantation difficult.
- Bladder augmentation
- Continence mechanism
- Urinary diversion
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health