A short history of bladder exstrophy

Cenk S.N. Buyukunal, John P. Gearhart

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The first description of bladder exstrophy was noted on Assyrian tablets nearly 4000 years ago. Since then various papers has been published with an increasing rate. According to the available historical data, almost all operative techniques had been described during the last two centuries. We believe, the pioneers put a lot of work in this field and passed on their theoretic knowledge and surgical experience to the current era. Our duty is keep this treasure and add the benefits of recent new technological developments for the future care of our bladder exstrophy patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-65
Number of pages4
JournalSeminars in pediatric surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Bladder exstrophy
  • History of medicine
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Pediatric urology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery


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