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INTRODUCTION Appendicovesicostomy (APV) and Monti ileovesicostomy (Monti) are commonly used catheterizable channels with similar outcomes on short-term follow-up. Their relative long-term results have not been previously published. OBJECTIVE Our goal was to assess long-term durability of APV and Monti channels in a large patient cohort. STUDY DESIGN In(More)
PURPOSE The management of the contralateral inguinal canal in children with clinical unilateral inguinal hernia is controversial. Our objective was to systematically review the literature regarding management of the contralateral inguinal canal. METHODS We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases (1940-2011) using 'hernia' and 'inguinal' and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of urinary tract infection (UTI) after ureteral reimplantation (UR) for primary vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). MATERIALS AND METHODS In this retrospective review, the pyelonephritis-free survival of patients with primary VUR who underwent open UR from January 1990 to December 2002 was assessed using a Cox proportional(More)
PURPOSE We sought to evaluate the use of passive dilation by stenting of ureteral orifices that were inaccessible at initial cystoscopic evaluation in children before a ureteroscopic procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS We evaluated all patients younger than 18 years undergoing a ureteroscopic procedure in whom the ureteral orifice could not be accessed(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) characteristics of vaginal and paraurethral leiomyomas. PATIENTS AND METHODS All patients with pathologically confirmed paraurethral and vaginal wall leiomyomas from January 2006 to August 2007 were reviewed. Patients with no preoperative MRI of the pelvis were excluded. RESULTS(More)
Prenatal assessment with ultrasonography provides excellent imaging of fluid-filled structures (eg, hydronephrosis, renal cysts, and dilated bladder) and renal parenchyma. This information allows for the generation of a differential diagnosis, identification of associated anomalies, and assessment of the prenatal and postnatal risks of a given anomaly. This(More)
The purpose of this study was to perform a psychometric assessment of the Incontinence Symptom Index-Pediatric (ISI-P) in a cohort of adolescents with spina bifida (SB) and neuropathic urinary incontinence (UI) to test its validity and reliability. The ISI-P, an 11-item instrument with domains for symptom severity and impairment, was self-administered by(More)
INTRODUCTION Existing survey instruments for bowel dysfunction in the pediatric population are either parent-reported or focus on non-neurogenic bowel dysfunction. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to develop and validate an adolescent-reported survey to assess the severity of bowel dysfunction in spina bifida patients and examine its impact on(More)
PURPOSE Retrograde ureteral access after cross-trigonal ureteral reimplantation can be challenging. We present our experience with percutaneous retrograde ureteral catheterization, status post cross-trigonal ureteral reimplantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS We evaluated all patients who underwent attempted percutaneous retrograde ureteral catheterization(More)