Perspective - (2023) Volume 10, Issue 4

Pediatric reconstructive surgery in enhancing urological outcomes with salvage continent vesicostomy

Lily Sue*
*Correspondence: Lily Sue, Department of Urology, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain, Email:

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Pediatric urologic conditions often necessitate complex reconstructive surgeries, with the goal of restoring normal urinary function and improving quality of life. In cases where previous interventions have failed or complications have arisen, Salvage Continent Vesicostomy (SCV) emerges as a valuable surgical option. This article provides an in-depth analysis of the urological outcomes associated with SCV in pediatric reconstructive surgery, exploring its indications, surgical techniques, and the impact on patients’ urinary function and overall well-being.

Salvage continent vesicostomy is typically considered when traditional surgical approaches have not yielded the desired results or have led to complications such as urethral stricture, urinary incontinence, or severe bladder dysfunction in pediatric patients. Common indications include refractory neurogenic bladder, recurrent urinary tract infections, or congenital abnormalities affecting bladder function. Accurate patient selection is crucial to achieving successful outcomes with SCV.

The surgical procedure for SCV involves creating a continent stoma in the abdominal wall, allowing controlled emptying of the bladder without compromising continence. Various techniques, including the Mitrofanoff principle and Yang-Monti channel, can be employed depending on the patient’s age, anatomy, and specific needs. The surgical approach is tailored to ensure a continent urinary diversion while preserving overall renal and bladder health.

One of the primary goals of SCV is to restore or enhance urinary continence in pediatric patients. Studies have shown that a significant proportion of children who undergo SCV experience a marked improvement in continence, thereby enhancing their overall quality of life. Salvage continent vesicostomy has been associated with a decreased incidence of Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) in pediatric patients with underlying urological conditions. The diversion of urine through a continent stoma helps minimize the risk of ascending infections and related complications. SCV can contribute to better bladder function by reducing intravesical pressures and preventing the development of high-pressure storage. This can have long-term benefits in terms of preserving renal function and preventing upper urinary tract deterioration.

In cases where pediatric patients have compromised renal function due to previous urological issues, SCV can serve as a vital tool for preserving renal function by relieving high-pressure conditions within the bladder and minimizing backflow of urine into the upper urinary tract. While SCV offers significant urological benefits, it is not without potential complications. Patients may encounter issues such as stoma stenosis, leakage, or difficulty with self-catheterization.

Additionally, the surgical procedure itself carries inherent risks, including infection, bleeding, or bowel- related complications. Thorough patient education and regular follow-up care are essential to address and manage these challenges effectively. Long-term follow-up care is critical for pediatric patients who have undergone SCV. Regular monitoring of urinary function, stoma care, and potential complications is essential to ensure optimal outcomes. Additionally, assessing the impact of SCV on the overall quality of life, including psychosocial aspects, is crucial to gauge the success of the procedure and identify areas where additional support may be needed.


In conclusion, Salvage continent vesicostomy has emerged as a valuable tool in pediatric reconstructive urology, offering improved urological outcomes and enhanced quality of life for children with complex urologic conditions. By understanding its indications, surgical techniques, and potential challenges, healthcare professionals can better select suitable candidates and provide comprehensive care, ultimately improving the urological well-being and overall life satisfaction of pediatric patients. Continued research and innovation in this field hold promise for further optimizing the outcomes of SCV in pediatric reconstructive surgery.

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Lily Sue*
Department of Urology, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

Received: 28-Jul-2023, Manuscript No. PUCR-23- 112655; , Pre QC No. PUCR-23- 112655 (PQ); Editor assigned: 01-Aug-2023, Pre QC No. PUCR-23- 112655 (PQ); Reviewed: 15-Aug-2023, QC No. PUCR-23- 112655; Revised: 22-Aug-2023, Manuscript No. PUCR-23- 112655 (R); Published: 29-Aug-2023, DOI: 10.14534/j-pucr.20222675604

Copyright: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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