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Female bladder exstrophy: report of 2 unique cases and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22691897     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Bladder exstrophy is a rare lower urinary tract malformation that occurs less frequently in women than in men. We report 2 cases of bladder exstrophy occurring in women. One patient was an adult with congenital bladder exstrophy; the patient's bladder wall flap was used to reconstruct the neourethra after the bladder was closed using a conventional procedure. The other patient experienced lower abdominal trauma that led to widespread loss of skin and subcutaneous tissue, exposing the bladder in the lower abdominal wall. In this patient, a pedicled gracilis muscle flap was used to close the abdominal wall after the closure of the bladder. To our knowledge, the first is the fifth reported case of bladder exstrophy in an adult woman and the latter is the first reported case of bladder exstrophy caused by trauma. Both patients showed good outcomes after undergoing surgical treatment.
Authors:
Qin Zhang; Yue-Min Xu; Qiang Fu; Bao-Jun Gu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medicine     Volume:  124     ISSN:  1941-9260     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401147     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-41     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Urology, Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China.
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