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Long-term followup (37 to 69 years) in patients with bladder exstrophy treated with ureterosigmoidostomy: psychosocial and psychosexual outcomes


Gobet, R; Weber, D; Horst, M; Yamamoto, S; Fischer, J (2009). Long-term followup (37 to 69 years) in patients with bladder exstrophy treated with ureterosigmoidostomy: psychosocial and psychosexual outcomes. The Journal of Urology, 182(4):1819-1823.

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PURPOSE: We describe the long-term psychosocial and sexual outcomes of patients born with bladder exstrophy treated with ureterosigmoidostomy at our institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Of 42 patients born with bladder exstrophy between 1937 and 1968, 28 were located, of whom 25 agreed to participate in this study. Evaluation consisted of studying pediatric and adult medical records, medical examination, and reports of sexual and social history. RESULTS: Four female and 21 male patients with a mean age of 50 years (range 39 to 67) were evaluated. Of the patients 21 (84%) were married or lived in a stable relationship, 6 (24%) had several children after normal conception and an additional 2 (8%) became parents with assisted reproductive technology. Nine patients (36%) reported no sexual activity or were unable to engage in sexual intercourse. All patients except 2 are professionally and socially successful. CONCLUSIONS: The long-term followup of this study of 37 to 68 years provides valuable information on patients who live with bladder exstrophy during a long period. Most followed patients who were born with bladder exstrophy and treated with ureterosigmoidostomy were able to lead satisfactory lives socially and professionally. However, at least 36% of the patients are severely restricted in their sexual lives.

Abstract

PURPOSE: We describe the long-term psychosocial and sexual outcomes of patients born with bladder exstrophy treated with ureterosigmoidostomy at our institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Of 42 patients born with bladder exstrophy between 1937 and 1968, 28 were located, of whom 25 agreed to participate in this study. Evaluation consisted of studying pediatric and adult medical records, medical examination, and reports of sexual and social history. RESULTS: Four female and 21 male patients with a mean age of 50 years (range 39 to 67) were evaluated. Of the patients 21 (84%) were married or lived in a stable relationship, 6 (24%) had several children after normal conception and an additional 2 (8%) became parents with assisted reproductive technology. Nine patients (36%) reported no sexual activity or were unable to engage in sexual intercourse. All patients except 2 are professionally and socially successful. CONCLUSIONS: The long-term followup of this study of 37 to 68 years provides valuable information on patients who live with bladder exstrophy during a long period. Most followed patients who were born with bladder exstrophy and treated with ureterosigmoidostomy were able to lead satisfactory lives socially and professionally. However, at least 36% of the patients are severely restricted in their sexual lives.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:01 Mar 2010 12:09
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 00:35
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0022-5347
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.juro.2009.02.064
PubMed ID:19692020

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