Perioperative management of classic bladder exstrophy

Eric Z. Massanyi, John P. Gearhart, Sabine Kost-Byerly

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The exstrophy-epispadias complex is a rare congenital malformation of the genitourinary system, abdominal wall muscles, and pelvic structures. Modern surgical repairs focus on reconstruction of the bladder and its adjacent structures, with the goal of achieving urinary continence, a satisfactory cosmetic result, and a high quality of life. Complex surgery in neonates and young children, as well as a prolonged postoperative course require close collaboration between surgeons, anesthesiologists, intensivists, pediatricians, and an experienced nursing staff. This article will review the spectrum of bladder exstrophy anomalies, the surgical repair, and the perioperative interdisciplinary management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-75
Number of pages9
JournalResearch and Reports in Urology
StatePublished - Mar 11 2013


  • Anesthesia
  • Bladder exstrophy
  • Infant
  • Newborn
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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