The Mitrofanoff principle in continent urinary reconstruction.

  title={The Mitrofanoff principle in continent urinary reconstruction.},
  author={Martin N Kaefer and Alan B. Retik},
  journal={The Urologic clinics of North America},
  volume={24 4},
Continent urinary diversion has increasingly become important for treating children and adults with urinary tract pathology that cannot be managed by direct reconstructive techniques. The Mitrofanoff principle, a term that has become synonymous with the flap valve mechanism for promoting the unidirectorial flow of a fluid medium, is a recapitulation of nature's design for the competent ureterovesical junction. Construction of a catheterizable channel using this principle can be performed with a… CONTINUE READING