In the female patient with transitional cell carcinoma the risk of urethral recurrence is very low, when the bladder neck is histologically free of tumour. On the other hand urinary continence can be maintained if the lower half of the urethra together with the nerve supply is preserved. On this basis orthotopic bladder reconstruction was applied also in a female patient. In order to preserve urinary continence minimal dissection was performed anterior to the proximal urethra; in addition pubourethral ligaments were left intact. On the other hand to prevent chronic urinary retention arising from downward displacement of the reservoir a colposacropexy was performed. At 3 weeks the filling cystogram demonstrated a well shaped and compliant reservoir. No downward displacement of the reservoir was observed in upright position. Neither reflux nor residual urine could be demonstrated by voiding cystourethrogram. The woman achieved diurnal and nocturnal continence at 3 month.
|Titolo:||Ileal neobladder in women : Milano's technique|
MONTANARI, EMANUELE (Penultimo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/24 - Urologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1996|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|