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Management of recurrent epididymitis in children: Application of neurovascular sparing vas clipping in refractory cases.
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PMID:  20674504     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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PURPOSE: To investigate the efficacy of therapeutic methods for recurrent epididymitis and neurovascular sparing vas clipping in refractory cases.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen boys with recurrent epididymitis were enrolled: the first group (9) with primary structural anomalies and the second group (6) with voiding dysfunction without structural anomalies. Median age was 4 (29 months to 7 years) and 4.5 (6 months to 11 years) years, respectively. Mean follow up was 7.5 (2-11) and 5.2 (3.5-8) years, respectively.
RESULTS: Urethrovasal reflux was detected in all patients of the first group except one. Endoscopic injection of bulking agent was successfully applied in three patients with no recurrent epididymitis. No further episodes of epididymitis were reported after valve ablation or clean intermittent catheterization. In four non-responders, vas clipping was successfully undertaken. Voiding dysfunction was the possible etiology of epididymitis but with no obvious urethrovasal reflux in the second group. No further episodes of epididymitis occurred using bladder retraining and medications for detrusor and sphincter relaxation.
CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that neurovascular sparing vas clipping can be used effectively in children with structural anomalies and urethrovasal reflux who have developed intractable epididymitis.
Authors:
Abdol-Mohammad Kajbafzadeh; Mehdi Shirazi; Seyedsaeid Dianat; Mehrzad Mehdizadeh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric urology     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1873-4898     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Urol     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101233150     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Urol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  552-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Journal of Pediatric Urology Company. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Pediatric Urology Research Center, Department of Urology, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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