Mitrofanoff principle

Mi·tro·fan·off prin·ci·ple

use of a catheterizable channel (appendix, bowel, ureter) to drain the bladder as an alternative to the urethra.
See also: appendicovesicostomy.


Paul, French pediatric surgeon, 1934–.
Mitrofanoff principle
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A variety of techniques for urinary diversion based on the Mitrofanoff principle have been employed that use different tubular structures as continent abdominal catheterizable channels constructed between the bladder and the skin.
The Mitrofanoff principle in continent urinary reconstruction.
We opted for a single stage definitive procedure, using both sigmoid colon and ileum to form an orthotopic catheterizable reservoir and appendix was used as a continence mechanism using the Mitrofanoff principle.
5 The author managed the patient using the continent ileo-caecal pouch (Penn pouch) with Mitrofanoff principle.
39) Additionally, there are two cases of robot-assisted laparoscopy for simultaneous reconstruction of a continent urinary diversion using the Mitrofanoff principle and the antegrade continent enema.