Le bag: total replacement of the bladder using an ileocolonic pouch.

@article{Light1986LeBT,
  title={Le bag: total replacement of the bladder using an ileocolonic pouch.},
  author={Jennifer K. Light and Udo Engelmann},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={1986},
  volume={136 1},
  pages={27-31}
}
Creation of an ileocolonic pouch for total bladder replacement is described in 4 patients, resulting in a highly compliant, low pressure bladder. Previous experience with bowel segments for bladder augmentation and replacement have been plagued by unpredictable bowel contractions with urinary incontinence as well as potential for renal damage. A reliable method to achieve a highly compliant, low pressure system requires disruption of directional bowel peristalsis, which this technique has… CONTINUE READING

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