[Endoscopic findings of nipple fixation in Kock pouch].

Abstract

Fixing the nipple to the pouch wall is indispensable to reduce the incidence of late complications of the Kock pouch. We performed endoscopy of the Kock pouch in 28 patients to evaluate the nipple valve fixation. We carried out submucosal fixation of nipple in 17 patients, fixation using staples in 2 patients and full layer fixation in last 9 patients. On endoscopy, both efferent and afferent nipples were poorly fixed or completely detached in 8 of the 17 patients who underwent submucosal fixation. On the other hand, there were no patients in whom the nipple was poorly fixed or completely detached among the other 11 patients. We experienced nipple malfunction in only one of the last 9 patients. Based on endoscopic findings and clinical results, we concluded that full layer fixation was reliable and useful to reduce the incidence of nipple valve complications.

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@article{Yamamoto1992EndoscopicFO, title={[Endoscopic findings of nipple fixation in Kock pouch].}, author={Akiko Yamamoto and Haruo Takigawa and Kenzo Uema and Takumi Hamao and S Kagawa and Yukinori Kurokawa and Satoshi Yamamoto and Haruo Sumitani}, journal={Hinyokika kiyo. Acta urologica Japonica}, year={1992}, volume={38 3}, pages={281-4} }