Alloplastic replacement of the urinary bladder.

  title={Alloplastic replacement of the urinary bladder.},
  author={Dorothea Rohrmann and Detlef Albrecht and J. Hannappel and Robin Gerlach and G Schwarzkopp and Wolfgang Lutzeyer},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  volume={156 6},
PURPOSE The loss of a functioning bladder is nowadays mostly managed by replacement with gastrointestinal segments. Management of these urinary diversions is difficult and the long-term effects are unknown. We developed a silicone rubber prosthesis for alloplastic replacement of the urinary bladder and tested it in an animal experiment. MATERIAL AND METHODS Two artificial bladders were implanted into subcutaneous pockets on each side of the anterior abdominal wall. Cystectomy was performed… CONTINUE READING