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World J Urol. 1998;16(4):231-4.

The transverse ileal tube as second-line modification of the Mitrofanoff principle.

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Institute of Urology and Nephrology, University College London Medical School, UK.


With the advantages of constant availability, minimal loss of bowel, relative simplicity (no mesentery interfering with implantation, high mobility of the tube), minimized risk of stone formation (no use of staples), reliable continence (no leak point) and easy catheterization (longitudinal folds), this straightforward technique is an excellent second choice for the Mitrofanoff conduit. A longer period of follow-up is needed to determine whether it deserves a permanent place in the reconstructive surgeons' repertoire.

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