Current Bladder Dysfunction Reports

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 419–426 | Cite as

Long-Term Sequela of Pediatric Bladder Reconstruction

  • Joshua Roth
  • Alison Keenan
  • Mark Cain
  • Benjamin WhittamEmail author
Reconstructed Bladder Function & Dysfunction (M Kaufman, Section Editor)
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  1. Topical Collection on Reconstructed Bladder Function & Dysfunction


Children with refractory neurogenic bladder (NGB) who have failed maximal medical management are presented with options for bladder reconstruction. It is critical to understand the long-term sequela of bladder augmentation and bladder neck reconstruction to properly counsel families regarding these procedures. Benefits may include preservation of renal function, continence, reduced risk of renal-related mortality, and potential improvements in quality of life (QOL). However, these advantages must be balanced with the risks of bladder calculi, perforation, need for additional surgery, acid/base disturbances, vitamin B12 deficiency, and malignancy. Therefore, careful patient selection and preoperative counseling are paramount for those undergoing bladder reconstruction which includes intestinal bladder augmentation, as these patients require lifelong vigilant follow-up.


Bladder augmentation Neurogenic bladder Pediatric 


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Joshua Roth, Alison Keenan, Mark Cain, and Benjamin Whittam declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joshua Roth
    • 1
  • Alison Keenan
    • 2
  • Mark Cain
    • 1
  • Benjamin Whittam
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Urology, Riley Hospital for ChildrenIndiana University HealthIndianapolisUSA
  2. 2.Division of Pediatric UrologyUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA

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