Functional Detrusor Myoplasty for Bladder Acontractility: Long-Term Results

Georgios Gakis*, Milomir Ninkovic, Gommert A. van Koeveringe, Shailesh Raina, Gustavo Sturtz, Mohammad S. Rahnama'i, Karl-Dietrich Sievert, Arnulf Stenzl

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Purpose: We present the long-term results of a multicenter investigation with latissimus dorsi detrusor myoplasty in patients with bladder acontractility caused by lower motor neuron lesion in whom there is no treatment alternative other than lifelong clean intermittent catheterization. Materials and Methods: From 2001 to 2008, 24 patients (median age 39 years, range 13 to 63, 16 males, 8 females) requiring complete clean intermittent catheterization 4 to 7 times daily underwent latissimus dorsi detrusor myoplasty at 4 centers worldwide. Before the procedure patients were on clean intermittent catheterization for a median of 55 months (range 17 to 195). Median followup was 46 months (range 8 to 89) and was performed by urodynamics and measurement of post-void residual urine volume. Bladder contractility index was calculated. The t test was used for statistical analysis. Results: Of the 24 patients 17 (71%) gained complete spontaneous voiding with a mean post-void residual urine volume of 25 ml (range 0 to 100). Mean bladder contractility index increased from 20.1 +/- 7.6 to 176.2 +/- 25.4 (p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593-599
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011


  • motor neuron disease
  • urinary bladder, neurogenic
  • treatment outcome

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