Steel minus Salter ( SMS ) Osteotomy in Recurrent Bladder Exstrophy Repair : A Case Report

Alshahid A. Abbak, Khalid I. Khoshhal
2012 International Journal of Health Sciences  
Bladder exstrophy is a very rare congenital disorder, in which the first stage of reconstruction is usually performed within the first 72 hours of life. The most feared form of failure of the reconstruction is postoperative dehiscence of the bladder and abdominal wall. We present an 11-year-old girl with bladder exstrophy. She underwent three iliac bone supra-acetabular osteotomies with repair of the bladder exstrophy. Unfortunately the diastasis of the symphysis recurred widely open with
more » ... ence of bladder and abdominal wall. Bilateral pubic and ischial rami osteotomies with adequate soft tissue release were carried out, which allowed the urology team to perform a tension-free repair of the bladder and the abdominal wall. Here we report an osteotomy with the soft tissue release that succesfully allowed the closure of the pelvis, bladder and anterior abdominal wall in a recurrent case with more than three years follow up.
doi:10.12816/0006003 fatcat:rdq23njpk5d75f4pdxoep34l2a