Strictures of entero-urethral anastomosis in orthotopic neobladder and of the catheterizable conduit in continent diversion after cystectomy are seldom encountered; they are usually treated with dilation, TUR or cold incision. 3 cases that came to our observation are presented. The first was treated with TUR after neo-bladder neck stricture in orthotopic neobladder; total incontinence occurred after this procedure. The patient at present is waiting for AS800 artificial sphincter implant. The second patient had similar features. After repeat TUR a prostacoil removable stent was placed through the stricture and removed after 5 months. At 12 months from removal the patient is continent and doesn't present clinical evidence of restriction. The third patient underwent cystectomy with Indiana continent pouch. After 4 months increasing problems in self catheterization occurred due to stricture of the catheterization conduit (appendix). He was treated twice with cold incision with early recurrence of the stricture. A permanent Memotherm stent (indicated for urethral strictures) was placed inside the appendix. After one month self catheterization was started again. At a 2 months follow up there is no evidence of stricture. In our experience, even if anecdotal, we have verified that treatment of this kind of strictures with TUR can cause incontinence or expose to further recurrences. 2 of the cases presented were treated with different kind of stents; the outcome is good even if the follow up is still short. We believe that this kind of treatment can be considered in selected cases.
|Translated title of the contribution||Stents in the treatment of stenosis of the entero-urethral junction in continent diversion: case reports|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Archivio Italiano di Urologia e Andrologia|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1996|
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