Urothelial cell transplantation using biodegradable synthetic scaffolds.

  title={Urothelial cell transplantation using biodegradable synthetic scaffolds.},
  author={S D Scriven and Ludwik K. Trejdosiewicz and David F. M. Thomas and Jennifer Southgate},
  journal={Journal of materials science. Materials in medicine},
  volume={12 10-12},
Reconstruction of the urinary bladder with bowel to restore storage capacity is associated with significant complications arising from substituting an absorptive, mucus-producing intestinal epithelium for the barrier urothelium of the bladder. To overcome these problems, we are developing a "composite enterocystoplasty" procedure to replace the epithelium… CONTINUE READING