Colonoscopic control of uretero-enteric anastomoses in internal urinary diversion

M. Gallucci, G. Alpi, A. Zaccara, G. Frieri, G. Latella, F. Di Silverio

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Twenty-four patients with internal urinary diversion following total bladder ablation underwent colonoscopic control of the uretero-enteric anastomoses. The techniques performed were: rectal bladder with colostomy according to Mauclaire (11 patients); rectal bladder with abdomino-perineal pull-through according to Heitz-Boyer/Hovelacque (6); ureterosigmoidostomy (7). The uretero-enteric anastomoses were divided into 3 categories according to the colonoscopic appearance: 'nipple-like', nearly flat and flat anastomosis. Urographic examinations were carried out in all patients and the results demonstrated that the 'nipple-like' anastomosis was the most successful for the preservation of upper urinary tract integrity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)372-375
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Urology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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