The Role of Scintigraphy in the Management of Children with Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction

  • Luigi Mansi
  • Carlo Rambaldi
  • Guiseppe Lucio Cascini
  • Gianfranco Vallone

15.9 Conclusion

In conclusion, although only few papers extensively evaluated the clinical relevance of radionuclide procedures in patients with NBSD, their usefulness can be demonstrated both in diagnosis and in the prognostic definition. The most important issues deriving from nuclear medicine are related to its capability of providing reliable functional information, often quantitative, original, and/or complementary with respect to the other diagnostic approaches; therefore, in the presence of major advantages in comparison with traditional Rx, having capability to integrate morphostructural information achievable by US and waiting for a wider diffusion and a further validation of data obtained using newer procedures allowed by multislice CT and MRI, nuclear medicine can certainly find a clinical relevance in patients with NBSD.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luigi Mansi
    • 1
  • Carlo Rambaldi
    • 1
  • Guiseppe Lucio Cascini
    • 1
  • Gianfranco Vallone
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyChair of Nuclear Medicine Second University of NaplesNaplesItaly
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyFederico II University of NaplesNaplesItaly

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