Study of the unaltered in situ appendix as a native continence mechanism: cadaveric and clinical correlation.


The past decade has seen intense efforts to develop the ideal pouch for use in continent diversion and bladder substitution. The aspect that has been singularly the most difficult to perfect has been the continence mechanism. In recent years much has been reported on the use of the vermiform appendix as a continence mechanism following one or more surgical… (More)