Pelvic and extremity immobilization after bladder exstrophy closure: complications and impact on success.

@article{Meldrum2003PelvicAE,
  title={Pelvic and extremity immobilization after bladder exstrophy closure: complications and impact on success.},
  author={Kirstan K. Meldrum and Andrew David Baird and John P Gearhart},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2003},
  volume={62 6},
  pages={1109-13}
}
OBJECTIVES A successful initial bladder closure is critical to the development of adequate bladder capacity and ultimate continence among patients with bladder exstrophy. Although secure pelvic fixation is essential to success, the various methods of pelvic and extremity immobilization and their impact on surgical outcome have not previously been examined. METHODS A review of the approved bladder exstrophy database at our institution identified 194 patients for whom data were available… CONTINUE READING

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