Your institution is subscribed to Read Institutional Edition. Log in or Sign Up to read full text articles.

JOURNAL ARTICLE

The role of vesicostomy in the management of anterior urethral valves in neonates and infants

H G Rushton, T S Parrott, J R Woodard, M Walther
Journal of Urology 1987, 138 (1): 107-9
3110431
We performed vesicostomy as the initial form of management in 2 male newborns and 1 infant with anterior urethral valves associated with proximal urethral diverticula and bilateral hydronephrosis. Prompt improvement in the degree of hydronephrosis was noted after vesicostomy in all 3 patients along with improvement in renal function in 2 who had presented with renal insufficiency. Subsequently, 2 patients have undergone vesicostomy closure and transurethral valve fulguration, and 1 also required ureteral reimplantation for persistent vesicoureteral reflux. The use of vesicostomy in the newborn period rather than transurethral fulguration prevented the potential complications of urethral stricture and inadequate valve resection that can occur owing to the small size of the neonatal urethra. Furthermore, a period of vesicostomy drainage before eventual ureteral reimplantation for severe vesicoureteral reflux obviated the need for ureteral tailoring.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article

Discussion

You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Trending Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
3110431
×

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.

×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"

We want to hear from doctors like you!

Take a second to answer a survey question.