Long-term outcomes and patient satisfaction of continent catheterizable limb and augmentation cystoplasty simultaneous with salvage prostatectomy

Helen Zafirakis, Elise J.B. De, Louis L. Pisters, Curtis Pettaway, O. Lenaine Westney

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Aims We evaluated the long-term outcomes of augmentation cystoplasty and continent catheterizable limb formation in patients who underwent simultaneous salvage prostatectomy. Methods Twelve men who underwent salvage prostatectomy with augmentation cystoplasty and either an appendicovesicostomy or Monti ileovesicostomy between October 2000 and February 2003 were assessed for long-term surgical complications, reoperations, continence rates, and patient satisfaction using the Incontinence Symptom Index (ISI) questionnaire and a self-designed catheterization questionnaire. Results In addition to bladder augmentation, six patients underwent appendicovesicostomy, four had a Monti ileovesicostomy and two a spiral Monti ileovesicostomy. There were no intraoperative complications or surgical-related deaths. Four patients required revision surgery (33%) at a mean of 39 months. Minor revisions were performed for stomal stenosis in two patients with stomal relocation in two patients. Ten of 12 patients were dry (83.3%) with a catheterization frequency of between 3 and 8hr. At a mean follow-up of 61 months (SD=20.51), the mean ISI severity score was 1.86 (SD=3.54) and the mean ISI bother score was 1 (SD = 0.74). The majority (86%) would choose to undergo the surgery again. Conclusions Although surgically challenging and associated with significant morbidity, salvage prostatectomy with concomitant bladder augmentation and continent catheterizable reconstruction is a feasible and effective means of obtaining adequate long-term urinary continence, while preserving the native bladder. In comparison to similar historical patients with catheterizable limbs only, fewer of the augmented patients needed antimuscarinic medication and delayed augmentation was not necessary. Complications do not increase over time and the continence rates are stable. Neurourol. Urodynam. 29:S51-S56, 2010.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S51-S56
JournalNeurourology and Urodynamics
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - 2010


  • LUTS
  • catheter
  • cystoplasty
  • outcomes
  • patient satisfaction
  • prostatectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Urology


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