Transition of Care and Treatment of the Adult Spina Bifida Patient

Balaji Kalyanaraman, Sean P. Elliott

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Adult spina bifida patients are an underserved population in terms of healthcare in general and urologic care in particular. These patients have unique urologic issues arising from the underlying disease process as well as prior treatments. Multidisciplinary clinics deliver coordinated care in a limited number of locations and many patients receive care in their local community. In an effort to improve patient care, this article will empower the general adult urologist to care for the urologic needs of adult spina bifida patients and educate the reader about the fundamentals of transitional urologic care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-101
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Bladder Dysfunction Reports
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2014


  • Myelodysplasia
  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Spina bifida
  • Transitional care
  • Treatment of adult spina bifida
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary tract reconstruction
  • Urodynamics
  • Voiding dysfunction


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