A robotic approach to clamshell augmentation enterocystoplastyNX Ho, A Nambiar
- General Medicine
Augmentation cystoplasty (AC) is a well-established surgical option for the management of overactive bladder where conservative management has failed. We describe the case of a man in his 50s with chronic bladder dysfunction secondary to refractory detrusor overactivity and small capacity bladder. His lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) of urinary frequency and nocturia persisted despite pharmacological therapy and peripheral neural modulation; hence, he underwent surgical intervention for management of his bladder dysfunction. A robot-assisted clamshell enterocystoplasty was performed with a successful outcome. His LUTS have improved significantly post surgery. This case highlights modern advances in minimally invasive and robotic surgical techniques in the management of functional urological conditions. It also further demonstrates that the robotic approach is a viable option for AC, an operation traditionally performed as open surgery.