Among them is Dr Joao Pippi Salle, Sidra Medicine's division chief for urology, who has recently published a paper in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association on a pioneering procedure to treat bladder exstrophy
- a congenital anomaly that most notably involves protrusion of the urinary bladder through a defect in the abdominal wall.
Lastly, when asked what other diagnoses besides SB are where transition might be contemplated for ideal urological care, the top three responses were exstrophy
(19/28), hypospadias (6/28), and posterior urethral valves (6/28).
A recent example of Sidra's humanitarian efforts is evidenced in their collaboration with Qatar Foundation, the Association for Bladder Exstrophy
Community (A-BE-C) and Hamad Medical Corporation.
The various genitourinary anomalies associated with duplication of IVC are horseshoe kidney, cloacal exstrophy
, circum-aortic renal vein known as 'venous collar,' retro-aortic left renal vein.
Many other associations have been found with pentalogy of Cantrell, which include the following: Amniotic band syndrome with limb anomalies, structural cardiac defects with pericardial effusion, exencephaly, cystic hygroma, infraumbilical defects with cloacal and bladder exstrophy
, and bilateral inguinal hernias.
The most highly sought-after services have been cardiology and urology, including procedures for treating structural and congenital heart diseases, valve replacements and bladder exstrophy
. "Sidra Medicine not only stands for medicine today, but medicine tomorrow, which is why our tripartite focus on patient care, biomedical research and medical education is so important.
Tribune News Network Doha SIDRA Medical and Research Center (Sidra) has announced the successful completion of two highly complex urological surgeries by Dr Joao Luiz Pippi Salle considered one of the few experts in the world specialised in bladder exstrophy
5 Associated with 50%-60% 10%-20% prematurity 6 Necrotising Common (18%) Uncommon enterocolitis 7 Common associated Gastrointestinal Trisomy syndromes anomalies (10%-25%), (30%), cardiac intestinal atresia, defects (20%), malrotation, Beckwith-Weidman cryptorchidism (31%) syndrome, bladder exstrophy
8 Prognosis Excellent for small Varies with defect associated anomalies 9 Mortality 5%-10% Varies with anomalies (80% in cardiac defects)
In addition, complex genitourinary anomalies such as cloacal exstrophy
may be better imaged on MRI due to the larger field-of-view.
Special strategies are necessary for children who have been sexually abused children with myelodysplasia, those who have undergone urological surgery, and boys with epispadias or classic exstrophy
Joao Luiz Pippi Salle -- considered one of the few experts in the world specialised in bladder exstrophy
Figure 1 and 2: Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita with omphalocele minor, Bladder exstrophy
and inguinal hernia