The Exstrophy—Epispadias Complex

Research Concepts and Clinical Applications

  • John P. Gearhart
  • Ranjiv Mathews

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Mihir M. Jani, Paul D. Sponseller, John P. Gearhart, A. Valdevit, E. Y.-S. Chao
    Pages 9-15
  3. J. A. Gosling, R. Mathews, J. P. Gearhart
    Pages 17-23
  4. Edward J. Macarak, Stephen Zderic, Howard M. C. Snyder, Douglas Canning, Pamela S. Howard
    Pages 25-31
  5. Ellen Shapiro, Robert D. Jeffs, John P. Gearhart, Herbert Lepor
    Pages 33-39
  6. Dennis S. Peppas, Marie-Blanche Tchetgen, Benjamin R. Lee, Robert D. Jeffs, John P. Gearhart
    Pages 41-47
  7. Benjamin R. Lee, Elizabeth J. Perlman, Alan W. Partin, Robert D. Jeffs, John P. Gearhart
    Pages 49-55
  8. Bruce L. Slaughenhoupt, John P. Gearhart
    Pages 57-61
  9. John P. Gearhart, Ranjiv Mathews
    Pages 65-67
  10. Paul D. Sponseller, John P. Gearhart, Mihir M. Jani, Robert D. Jeffs
    Pages 69-75
  11. Douglas A. Canning, Thomas Lanchoney, Simone McKitty, Stephen Zderic, Howard M. Snyder III, John W. Duckett Jr.
    Pages 77-82
  12. John P. Gearhart, Ranjiv Mathews
    Pages 93-96
  13. Raimund Stein, Margit Fisch, Rudolf Hohenfellner
    Pages 97-103
  14. Steven G. Docimo
    Pages 105-110
  15. Sami Arap, Amilcar M. Giron
    Pages 111-115
  16. Richard I. Silver, Andrew Yang, Jacob Ben-Chaim, Robert D. Jeffs, John P. Gearhart
    Pages 117-125

About this book


The undertaking of the treatment of an infant born with bladder exstrophy is one of the most weighty responsibilities that can fall upon the shoulders of the reconstructive sur­ geon. The modern treatment of a child born with bladder exstrophy began in the mid- 1970's with the widespread application of staged reconstruction. This approach has consistently yielded very good results in several series. However, as in all serious congeni­ tal birth defects, there is certainly room for advancement. Issues such as the routine use of osteotomy, timing and type of epispadias repair, combining bladder closure with epispadias repair, the approach to the small bladder, and the management of a failed exstrophy still remain. This National Institute of Health/Na­ tional Kidney Foundation/Johns Hopkins-sponsored seminar was an attempt to bring ex­ perts in the field of pediatric orthopedic surgery, pediatric urology, pediatric surgery, adult urology, and basic science together to share their experiences in an attempt to foster new clinical and basic science research communications between the participants. If these col­ laborations result, then this first international meeting will have been successful. The editors would like to thank all of the contributors for their timely and complete submissions. John P. Gearhart, M.D. Ranjiv Mathews, M.D. vii CONTENTS 1. The Embryology and Epidemiology of Bladder Exstrophy ................. .


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Editors and affiliations

  • John P. Gearhart
    • 1
  • Ranjiv Mathews
    • 2
  1. 1.Johns Hopkins Medical InstitutionsBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.SUNY Health Science Center at SyracuseSyracuseUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-3318-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-3056-2
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