Re evaluation of differential sacral rhizotomy for neurological bladder disease

Gaylan L Rockswold, S. N. Chou, W. E. Bradley

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Abstract

The authors describe long-term follow-up results (4 to 6 years) in 13 patients who underwent differential sacral rhizotomy for urgency incontinence. Six patients were originally presented in a preliminary report in 1973. In the last seven patients, a highly selective rhizotomy of sacral fascicles innervating only the urinary bladder was performed. Results in the original six patients appear to be superior to those in patients who underwent a more refined rhizotomy. Possible explanations for this as well as alternative approaches to the treatment of urgency incontinence are briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)773-778
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Volume48
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978

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