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The gastrostomy button as a catheterizable urinary stoma: a pilot study.

Authors
  • Bennett, Stephen G
  • Bennett, Suzanne
  • Bell, Thomas E
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of Urology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2003
Volume
170
Issue
3
Pages
832–834
Identifiers
PMID: 12913710
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

When used as a catheterizable stoma to treat areflexic neurogenic bladder, a gastrostomy button is a safe, effective option for these patients. The rate of symptomatic infections is low, the risk of bladder stone formation is minimal and erosion was not observed in properly sized button insertions. The current limiting factor is the length of the button compared with the patient suprapubic measurement (length from skin to bladder). Each patient reported that quality of life with the button was significantly better than prior to button placement.

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