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Sacral Nerve Stimulation

  • Jean Michel Guys
  • Mirna Haddad
  • Denis Planche

23.6 Conclusion

Sacral nerve stimulation (interstim therapy) in children seems to be a promising new therapeutic modality. Implant placement is minimally invasive, non-destructive, and reversible. Use in children with neurogenic bladder is only at the beginning stages. Our results are encouraging, but the study population was too small, and the lesions were probably too severe to demonstrate the benefit of this therapy. A French multi-center study, including more patients with less severe lesions, has been under way since April 2005.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean Michel Guys
    • 1
  • Mirna Haddad
    • 2
  • Denis Planche
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric SurgeryLa Timâe Children’s HospitalMarseilleFrance
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric SurgeryLa Timâe HospitalMarseilleFrance
  3. 3.Electrophysiological DepartmentHopital de la ConceptionMarseilleFrance

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