Therapeutic Approaches, to Restore or Augment Detrusor Contractility “Bladder Wrap Procedures”

Gommert van Koeveringe*, Kevin Rademakers

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic


When a urinary bladder is acontractile, a comprehensive approach to the problem is to try and bring new functional muscle to the bladder wall. To establish this a skeletal muscle can be transposed around the bladder wall. Several procedures have been attempted in the last three decades. In all these cases a major challenge is to achieve muscle functionality in order to allow bladder emptying at an appropriate moment. Therefore, the muscle has to be innervated and should be at a length adequate to allow contraction. The muscle should contract during voiding and not during other activities such as physical exercise. In this chapter we discuss the progress to date in developing bladder wrap surgery.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnderactive Bladder
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-43087-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-43085-0
Publication statusPublished - 2016


Dive into the research topics of 'Therapeutic Approaches, to Restore or Augment Detrusor Contractility “Bladder Wrap Procedures”'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this