How do you take care of bladder exstrophy?

How do you take care of bladder exstrophy?

Treatment for bladder exstrophy includes surgical repair. The goal of treatment is to optimize urinary control, to preserve normal renal function, and to optimize the appearance and function of the external genitalia. If left untreated, normal urine continence does not occur and normal sexual function is compromised.

Which other defect is associated with exstrophy of the bladder?

Bladder exstrophy is the most common in the larger group of birth defects called the bladder exstrophy-epispadias complex (BEEC). Children with BEEC have one of the following: Epispadias. This is the least severe form of BEEC , in which the tube to expel urine (urethra) doesn’t fully develop.

What is the management of epispadias?

Surgery can correct epispadias to improve the look and function of the genitals. Your pediatric urologist will discuss the surgical options with you. Healthcare providers recommend doing epispadias repair as early as possible. Early surgery helps achieve better results, especially with bladder control.

What are the complications of epispadias?

Anomalies associated with complete epispadias are usually confined to deformities of the external genitalia, diastasis of the pubic symphysis, and deficiency of the urinary continence mechanism.

What is epispadias newborn?

Epispadias is a rare congenital (present at birth) anomaly involving the development of the urethra (the tube that empties urine from the bladder). The urethra does not develop into a full tube and the urine exits the body from an abnormal location.

What is epispadias and how common is it?

Epispadias is a rare birth defect affecting the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the body. It usually occurs in babies with bladder exstrophy, another birth defect.

What causes epispadias in girls?

In girls, the opening is usually between the clitoris and the labia but may be in the belly area. Epispadias can be associated with bladder exstrophy, an uncommon birth defect in which the bladder is inside out and sticks through the abdominal wall. However, epispadias can also occur with other defects.

Is epispadias a problem for urinary control?

If epispadias is diagnosed at birth, urinary control most likely won’t be a problem. Healthcare providers can: Connect the two parts of the clitoris. Place the urethra in the correct location. If the problem isn’t diagnosed or treated until later, girls may need surgery to:

Where does the urethra open with epispadias?

In boys with epispadias, the urethra generally opens on the top or side of the penis rather than the tip. However, it is possible for the urethra to be open along the entire length of the penis. In girls, the opening is usually between the clitoris and the labia but may be in the belly area.