Modern management of bladder exstrophy repair

Brian M. Inouye, Eric Z. Massanyi, Heather Di Carlo, Bhavik B. Shah, John P. Gearhart

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The exstrophy-epispadias complex is a rare congenital malformation of the genitourinary system, abdominal wall musculature, and pelvic bones. Historically, surgical outcomes in patients with classic bladder exstrophy, the most common presentation of the exstrophy-epispadias complex, were poor. However, modern techniques have increased the success of achieving urinary continence, satisfactory cosmesis, and improved quality of life. Still, recent studies recognize complications that may occur during management of these patients. This review provides readers with an overview of the exstrophy-epispadias complex, the modern management of bladder exstrophy, and potential surgical complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-365
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent urology reports
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2013


  • Bladder exstrophy repair
  • Cosmesis
  • Exstrophy-epispadias complex
  • Management
  • Surgical complications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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