The Malone antegrade continence enema combined with urinary diversion in adult neurogenic patients: Early results

Joel M.H. Teichman, Vince J. Rogenes, Douglas B. Barber

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Abstract

Objectives. Patients with neurogenic voiding dysfunction often have coexisting neurogenic bowel problems. Impaired bowel evacuation is a cause of major morbidity and impaired lifestyle for these patients. The Malone antegrade continence enema (ACE) performed synchronously with a urinary continence procedure has been successful in pediatric patients. We report early experience combining the ACE with a urinary continence procedure in adult neurogenic patients. Methods. Adult patients with neurogenic voiding dysfunction and impaired bowel evacuation refractory to conservative management underwent a urinary continence procedure synchronously with an ACE. Results. Two patients have undergone the procedure. One patient chose a continent catheterizable supravesical bladder augmentation, whereas the other patient chose an ileal conduit. Both patients had a separate appendiceal stoma for their ACE. Both patients are continent of stool at their appendiceal stoma and per rectum. Both patients have stabilized their urinary tracts. Complications were minimal. Conclusions. The ACE may benefit adult patients with impaired bowel evacuation and may be combined with a urinary continence procedure. Further study of the ACE is warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)963-967
Number of pages5
JournalUrology
Volume49
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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