Ileovesicostomy (also known as "cutaneous ileocystostomy", "ileal chimney", or "bladder chimney") is an uncommon urologic diversion in which a loop of small bowel is anastomosed/augmented to the dome of the bladder. This loop of bowel then exits through a urostomy. The diversion is not continent.

The procedure is indicated for severe neurogenic bladder dysfunction. Complete cystectomy with ileal loop diversion or neobladder formation is indicated for bladder cancer.

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rID: 50462
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Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Ileovesicostomies
  • Ileal chimney
  • Cutaneous ileocystostomy
  • Bladder chimney
  • Monti ileovesicostomy

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