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Practical Urodynamics in Children

  • Sherry S. RossEmail author
  • John S. Wiener
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Abstract

Urodynamics is an important tool in the urologic management of children with neurogenic bladder, congenital uropathies, and refractory incontinence. Children present unique challenges due to their variation in size, pathology, and frequent inability to cooperate with all portions of the study. Understanding these challenges and creating a child-friendly environment can help produce studies that adequately assess detrusor and sphincter function during filling and voiding. Children with neural tube defects, specifically myelomeningocele, make up a large proportion of pediatric urodynamic studies. Other common indications include other disorders associated with neurogenic bladder, posterior urethral valves, bladder exstrophy, and non-neurogenic voiding dysfunction.

Keywords

Neurogenic bladder Urethral valves Bladder exstrophy Voiding dysfunction Urinary incontinence Estimated bladder capacity Toilet training 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of UrologyThe University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.Division of Urologic Surgery, Department of SurgeryDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA

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