The Mitrofanoff principle: Technique and application in continent urinary diversion

M. Cendron, J. P. Gearhart

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The technique of appendicovesicostomy and the creation of a low-pressure urinary reservoir, as described by Mitrofanoff, has been a significant contribution to the reconstruction of the lower urinary tract. With careful patient selection and education, meticulous surgical technique, and long-term follow-up, this procedure can provide adequate urine storage and emptying by clean intermittent catheterization in a majority of patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)615-621
Number of pages7
JournalUrologic Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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