Fascial sling correction of kinked efferent limb in patients with continent diversion and catheterization difficulty

Michael B. Chancellor, Patrick J. Shenot, Robert D. Hong, Toyohiko Watanabe, David A. Rivas

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Abstract

Purpose: We determined the efficacy of using a rectus fascial sling to revise an angulated efferent limb in patients with continent urinary diversion and difficulty with intermittent catheterization. Materials and Methods: Two spinal cord injured women who underwent modified Indiana pouch urinary diversion required revision of each efferent limb because of difficulty with catheterization. A strip section of anterior rectus sheath was harvested and used to fix the efferent limb in position, assuring freedom from angulation and facilitating catheterization. Results: Both patients remained continent for more than 2 years postoperatively and neither had further difficulties with catheterization or required additional surgery. Conclusions: Use of the rectus fascial sling in continent urinary diversion enables fixation of the efferent limb to facilitate catheterization and enhance continence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-163
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume156
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • spinal cord injuries
  • urinary diversion
  • urinary incontinence
  • urinary reservoirs, continent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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