A vesicostomy is a surgery that makes an opening from the bladder to the outside of your child's body. The opening allows urine to drain out and prevents urine from being trapped inside the bladder. A vesicostomy may be done for newborns or a baby who is not able to empty his bladder or when intermittent catheterization is not an option. A vesicostomy may also be needed if a child has a blocked urinary system causing swelling of the kidneys.
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