A Simple Neobladder Using a Porcine Model: The Double Limb U-Pouch

Ryan P. Werntz, Poone Shoureshi, Kyle Gillis, Akash Kapadia, David Jiang, Christopher Amling, John M. Barry

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Objective: To create a simple neobladder and determine whether the double-limb U-Pouch (D-LUP) has the same capacity and compliance as a Studer or Camey I neobladder. To develop an orthotopic diversion that can be applied to robotic surgery with laboratory data supporting the concept. Materials and Methods: Kidneys, ureters, bladders, and small intestine were obtained from pigs at the time of scheduled autopsy after completion of institutionally approved investigational trauma protocols. A Camey I neobladder, spherical neobladder, and D-LUP, were constructed from 40-cm segments of small intestine. They were compared for capacity, compliance, and pouch-to-urethra anastomotic distance. Results: The cystometric capacity at 30 cm H2O for the Camey I, Studer, and D-LUP neobladders were 250 mL, 350 mL, and 430 mL, respectively. The pouch-to-urethra anastomotic distance was 0 cm for the Camey I, 10 cm for the spherical reservoir, and 0 cm for the D-LUP. Compliance was 10 mL/cm H20 for the Camey 1, 15 mL/cm H2O for the sphere, and 16 mL/cm H20 for the D-LUP. Conclusion: The D-LUP neobladder was simple to construct, had a more dependent ileo-urethrostomy site, larger capacity, and similar compliance when compared with a spherical neobladder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)198-201
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Apr 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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