Management of the neurogenic bladder in 413 children

A. S. Cass, M. Luxenberg, C. F. Johnson, P. Gleich

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During the last 10 years the management of the neurogenic bladder in children has changed from indwelling urethral catheterization or urinary diversion to intermittent catheterization or artificial sphincter implantation. Neurogenic bladder dysfunction in 413 children was caused by myelomeningocele in 323, traumatic paraplegia in 47, spastic quadriplegia in 11, sacral agenesis in 18 and spinal cord disease in 14. Management included indwelling urethral catheterization in 27 children, urinary diversion in 193, intermittent catheterization in 84, an artificial sphincter in 11 and undiversion in 6. No single treatment was completely effective or without significant complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)521-525
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1984


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