OBJECTIVES: To assess the urodynamic and clinical outcome of a laparoscopic auto-augmentated bladder. METHODS: Laparoscopic bladder autoaugmentation in a 27-year-old woman with an incomplete spinal cord injury at T12 level with urge incontinence caused by a hyperreflexic bladder. RESULTS: Six months later the patient voids by Valsalva's manoeuvre every 3 h and remains dry day and night. The radio-urodynamic study, performed 2 months later, revealed an intact bladder with a diverticulum of anterior wall and a capacity of 510 ml with filling rate of 100 ml/min without evidence of leakage of infusion water. CONCLUSION: Laparoscopic retropubic auto-augmentation allows a brief hospital stay and minor postoperative discomfort. Moreover the laparoscopic approach should not complicate or preclude subsequent enterocystoplasty if necessary.
|Titolo:||Case report: Laparoscopic bladder auto-augmentation in an incomplete traumatic spinal cord injury|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2000|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|