Volume 2002, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • EISSN: 2227-0426


The use of the stomach for bladder enlargement and replacement has been known since Sinaiko's work in a canine model. Mitchell et al later showed that the use of the stomach for bladder replacement and enlargement had many advantages especially in situations of acute acid loading and azotaemia. The advantages of using the stomach included protection against hyperchloraemic acidosis (due to net excretion of chloride), reduced mucus production and decreased urine infection rate, plus the elastic properties of the stomach. We report the use of part of the stomach as a continent urinary reservoir to replace a missing urinary bladder and we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using the stomach in the urinary tract


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