Purpose: The aim of the study is to evaluate the construction of a continent and catheterizable cystostomy using a flap from the lip in the respect of Mitrofanoff principles. Materials and Methods: a conduit using a flap from the lip was constructed in 6 pigs 30 days old. The tube extremities were anastomized to the bladder and to the subcutis of the right flank. Results: 50 days after the surgery the tube was continent and catheterizable in 5 pigs. Conclusions: the use of a flap from the lip for continent and catheterizable cystostomy using the Mitrofanoff principle can be considered as an alternative method when the vermiform appendix is not suitable.
Nuova tecnica sperimentale di vescicostomia continente / Manunta, Maria Lucia Gabriella M.; SANNA PASSINO, Eraldo; A., Dessanti; Careddu, Giovanni Mario; COSSU ROCCA, Paolo Alessandro; Columbano, Nicolò; Masala, Gerolamo; Sanna, L; P., Muzzetto. - (2005), pp. 104-105. ((Intervento presentato al convegno XII Congresso Nazionale S.I.C.V. tenutosi a Pisa nel 16-18 giugno 2005.