|Authors||Benson AD, Kramer BA, McKenna PH, Schwartz BF|
|Journal||J. Endourol. Volume: 24 Issue: 4 Pages: 515-9|
|Publish Date||2010 Apr|
Classical bladder exstrophy is a rare congenital anomaly with male predominance. When occurring in women, the accompanying anatomical and functional abnormalities, including pelvic organ prolapse (POP), may cause significant problems in both pediatric and adult patients. The robotic surgical approach to POP has not been described for bladder exstrophy as it has been in otherwise normal women. We report our technique with the first robot-assisted laparoscopic sacrouteropexy for Baden-Walker grade-four POP in an 18-year-old classical bladder exstrophy patient. At 12 months of follow-up, there were no issues or symptoms/evidence of recurrence of POP. To our knowledge, this is the first reported robot-assisted laparoscopic sacrouteropexy for POP in a previously repaired bladder exstrophy case. This procedure may be a viable option in selected patients.