New application of the gastrostomy button for clinical and urodynamic evaluation before vesicostomy closure.


PURPOSE We report use of the Bard gastrostomy button to occlude vesicostomy and provide access for intermittent catheterization before closure in children with vesicostomy. Evaluation of bladder function in such children usually relies on radiographic and urodynamic studies, which may fail to predict bladder compliance, emptying and continence after closure… (More)


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