Complications: Epispadias and bladder exstrophy

Ardavan Akhavan, Ahmad Elderwy, Richard Grady

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The management of exstrophy-epispadias complex presents one of the most challenging anomalies in urology. Despite advances in surgical technique for exstrophy-epispadias repair, the incidence of complications remains significant. Knowledge of the management of potential morbidities is essential for all physicians involved in the management of these complex patients. This chapter focuses on the management of short-term, intermediate, and long-term complications that can arise following primary closure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric Urology
Subtitle of host publicationSurgical Complications and Management: Second Edition
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781118473382
ISBN (Print)9781118473313
StatePublished - Apr 24 2015


  • Bladder dehiscence
  • Bladder exstrophy
  • Complications
  • Epispadias
  • Follow-up
  • Incontinence
  • Management
  • Penopubic fistula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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