Complications of Continent Cutaneous Catheterizable Channel in Adult


  • Vicky Balani, Naveed Ahmed Mahar, Mohsin Mustafa Memon, Farag Mohsen Saleh Abo Ali, Sara Rasheed Kalwar, Murli Lal



Continent cutaneous channel, Mitrofanoff, Stomal stenosis, Stomal incontinence


Aim: To determine the frequency of postoperative complications related to continent cutaneous channel.

Study Design: Descriptive study

Place and duration of study: Department of Urology, Sindh Institute of Urology & Transplantation, Karachi, Pakistan from 1st August 2019 to 30th November 2021

Methodology: One hundred and seven patients underwent continent catheterizable channel formation via Mitrofanoff principle were included. Each patient was followed in OPD up to 6 months post-procedure to assess the complications i.e. stomal stenosis, stomal incontinence and surgical site infection.

Results: Mean age was 31.07±12.78 years. Out of 107 patients, 85(79.4%) were males while 22(20.6%) were females. Postop stenosis was found in 26(24.3%), incontinence in 3(2.8%) while surgical site infection was noted in 48(44.9%) patients.

Conclusions: Surgical site infection is the most common postoperative complication that warrants attention followed by stenosis and incontinence.