Laparoscopic Autoaugmentation of the Bladder

  • M. Ramalingam
  • K. Selvarajan

Autoaugmentation is a useful procedure in neurogenic bladders that have poor compliance, instability, a reasonable capacity, and are not responding to medical management [1–4]. Autoaugmentation is a fair option prior to subjecting the patient to ileocystoplasty (which involves bowel with its inherent immediate and delayed complications).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Ramalingam
    • 1
  • K. Selvarajan
    • 2
  1. 1.K.G. Hospital and Post Graduate InstituteG. Kuppusamy Naidu Memorial HospitalCoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.Paediatric SurgeryK.G. Hospital and Postgraduate InstituteCoimbatoreIndia

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