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Bladder augmentation in childhood: metabolic consequences and surgical complications – Review and own investigations (Abstract)

Andrew B. Pinter, Peter Vajda, Zsolt Juhasz

Department of Paediatrics, Medical Faculty of Pécs University

Pécs, Hungary

 

Abstract

Bladder augmentation is an invaluable tool for paediatric surgeons interested in paediatric urology, and paediatric urologists for both the protection of upper urinary tract and achievement of urinary continence. However, it remains a major surgical undertaking with significant morbidity. This paper reviews the pathophysiology of some of the most common metabolic consequences and the most frequent surgical complications of bladder augmentation. Furthermore, it summarizes the authors’ investigations regarding this topic.

 

Key words: bladder augmentation, metabolic consequences, surgical complications, animal experiments

 

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