2-Year-Old Female Patient with Total Urinary Incontinence and Loop Colostomy (Hendren Patient Case)

Case Overview: 
  • 2-year-old girl seen in 1979 with total urinary incontinence and a loop colostomy performed at birth in South America
Follow Up: 
  • Patient was dry with the colon urinary conduit and continent of stool
  • Family could not return for further surgery because of difficult governmental restraints
  • At age 14, laparotomy performed with removal of pelvic cystic structures (unknown originally)
  • Later, the colon urostomy was converted to a catheterizable pouch, which was done 8 times daily
  • Patient was dry
  • At age 15, renal transplant (mother’s kidney) was performed
  • Bowel control remained satisfactory
  • Patient menstruated

Publications & Educational Resources
Urogenital Sinus and Anorectal Malformation: Experience with 22 Cases


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