Repair of Vesicocutaneous and Urethrocutaneous Fistulae with Rectus Muscle Flap in a Bladder Exstrophy Patient

Daniel A. Friedlander, Kathy M. Lue, Jason E. Michaud, John Phillip Gearhart, Richard Redett, Heather DiCarlo

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Urinary continence can be achieved in up to 90% of patients with bladder exstrophy. However, select patients remain incontinent despite modern reconstruction. Repeat operations for continence combined with the congenital pelvic abnormalities of exstrophy put patients at risk for urinary fistula formation. We report the use of a rectus muscle flap in the repair of two concomitant vesicocutaneous and urethrocutaneous fistulae in a patient with classic bladder exstrophy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-44
Number of pages3
JournalUrology Case Reports
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017



  • Bladder exstrophy
  • Fistula
  • Muscle flap
  • Pedicled flap

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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