Continent reservoir | definition of continent reservoir by Medical dictionary
continent reservoir A pouch formed from small intestine to hold urine after cystectomy, usually for a higher stage urothelial carcinoma which did not respond to local therapy.
Abdominal diversion reservoir, orthotopic (neobladder) diversion.
continent reservoir Surgery A pouch formed from small intestine to hold urine after the bladder has been remove. See Ileostomy, Urostomy.
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The continent reservoir
required the least amount of manipulation and the chance of continence via the cutaneous channel was excellent.
When the native urinary bladder is afflicted with disease and removed, urine is diverted into either a continent reservoir
or to an externalized non-continent conduit.
Although technically easier to perform compared with continent reservoirs
, ileal conduit has not been associated with lower complications.