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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||British Journal of Urology|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
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