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Congenital and Iatrogenic Incontinence: Ectopic Ureter, Ureterocele, and Urogenital Sinus

  • Keara N. DeCotiis
  • Liza M. Aguiar
  • Anthony A. Caldamone
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Part of the Urodynamics, Neurourology and Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions book series (UNPFD)

Abstract

Urinary incontinence in the pediatric population may be the presenting or sentinel symptom in unveiling an underlying congenital anomaly of the genitourinary tract. Development of the urinary system is multifactorial and complex, and even small variants in gene expression, growth, or timing can lead to malformation. In this chapter, we will focus on ectopic ureter, ureterocele, and urogenital sinus. In addition to discussion of embryology, diagnosis, and treatment for these conditions, we will examine the congenital vs. iatrogenic causes of urinary incontinence associated with these disorders.

Keywords

Ectopic ureter Ureterocele Urogenital sinus Urinary incontinence Duplicated systems Cloacal anomaly Congenital adrenal hyperplasia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Keara N. DeCotiis
    • 1
  • Liza M. Aguiar
    • 1
  • Anthony A. Caldamone
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Urology, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Warren Alpert School of MedicineBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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