J Pediatr Urol 2019 Mar 12. Epub 2019 Mar 12.
Department of Paediatric Urology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. Electronic address:
Laparoscopic transperitoneal technique for appendicovesicostomy was performed in a 5-year-old boy with a non-neurogenic neuropathic bladder using a transumbilical 5-mm port, two 3-mm working ports and a modified Shanfield anastomosis. Posterior extramucosal detrusorotomy and submucosal dissection was performed. The proximal appendix was spatulated and advanced into the bladder through a mucosal window using a U-stitch and fixed. The detrusor was then approximated creating an antirefluxing extramucosal tunnel. VQ plasty was fashioned for stoma formation. The procedure and postoperative period were uneventful. Clean intermittent catheterisation (CIC) was established subsequently and continued for the last 6 months. Our experience shows that appendix Mitrofanoff can be performed with minimal number and size of ports, resulting in a good cosmetic outcome. A simplified anastomosis makes it less cumbersome, and catheterisation is reliable as there is no mucosa-mucosa junction to negotiate.