A Team Approach to Bladder Exstrophy Treatment

Bladder exstrophy is a rare and complex birth defect that involves the urinary, reproductive and intestinal tracts as well as pelvic bones and muscles. Formed in 2010, the Multi-Institutional Bladder Exstrophy Consortium is a collaboration between Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin dedicated to improving care and outcomes of children with bladder exstrophy. MIBEC's long-term goal is to standardize the surgical approach across each institution, to rigorously study and report outcomes as a national team, and to ultimately make improvements to care based on these findings in an effort to better understand the factors that result in urinary continence.

Topics Covered: Bladder Exstrophy, Epispadias

Related Centers and Programs: Division of Urology