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Regenerative Medicine in Bladder Reconstructive Surgery eulogo1

By: Ramnath Subramaniam

European Urology Supplements, Volume 16 Issue 1, January 2017, Pages 23-29

Published online: 01 January 2017

Keywords: Regenerative medicine, Tissue engineering, Bladder, Reconstructive surgery

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Abstract

This article explores the options for bladder reconstructive surgery and the role of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. The indications for bladder reconstructive surgery are explored to complement medical management, which remains the first line for bladder dysfunction. Different strategies for research in tissue engineering of the bladder are discussed.

Patient summary

Options for bladder reconstructive surgery are discussed, including regenerative medicine and tissue engineering.

Take Home Message

This article explores the indications for bladder reconstructive surgery to complement medical management, which remains the first line for bladder dysfunction. Treatment options for end-stage bladder disease include bladder augmentation and substitution with alternatives such as bowel. Regenerative medicine offers hope via tissue engineering to develop alternative urothelium-based solutions with or without the help of scaffolds.

Keywords: Regenerative medicine, Tissue engineering, Bladder, Reconstructive surgery.

Footnotes

Department of Paediatric Urology, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, UK

Department of Paediatric Urology, Leeds General Infirmary, Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3EX, UK. Tel. +44 113 3926228.

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