Sexual Rehabilitation in Bladder Exstrophy

  • C. R. J. Woodhouse
Conference paper


Fifty years ago, exstrophy of the bladder was considered to be a largely fatal abnormality. At least half the patients died before the age of 10 years (Mayo and Hendricks 1926). Reconstructive surgery of the basic bladder condition has progressed so much that the patients can now live a normal life, and in the last 15 years have been able to expect to have a normally working bladder (Arap et al. 1980; Duckett and Caldemone 1984; Light and Scott 1984). Fortunately, there are very few associated abnormalities.


Urinary Diversion Artificial Urinary Sphincter Bladder Exstrophy Vaginal Penetration Cloacal Exstrophy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. R. J. Woodhouse
    • 1
  1. 1.The Academic Unit, The Institute of UrologyThe Shaftesbury HospitalLondonUK

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