Two children who had undergone a transappendicular urinary diversion (type Mitrofanoff) developed bladder rupture, one following abdominal trauma, 4 months after the operation and the other following traumatic self-catheterization at 4 years. The clinical history and standard radiological examinations (ultrasonography, cystography) confirmed the diagnosis of urinary peritonitis. Emergency surgical repair was possible in both cases with an uneventful postoperative course. This serious and rare complication requires emergency surgery and justifies rigorous selection of children suitable for this type of diversion giving preference to increased bladder neck resistance over bladder neck closure.
|Translated title of the contribution||A post-traumatic complication of transappendicular cystostomy: Urinary peritonitis|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Progres en Urologie|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2001|
- Urinary diversion
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