Non-neurogenic Bladder-Sphincter Dysfunction (“Voiding Dysfunction”)

  • Michael RiccabonaEmail author
  • Richard Fotter
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Non-neurogenic bladder-sphincter dysfunction (“voiding dysfunction”) is a very common childhood disorder that all pediatric urologists, pediatricians, and (pediatric) radiologists encounter in their daily practice (Farhat et al. 2000). The most common clinical presentations are recurrent urinary tract infections (UTI), vesicoureteral reflux (VUR), and daytime and/or nighttime wetting. If constipation and/or encopresis are associated with non-neurogenic bladder-sphincter dysfunction (“voiding dysfunction”), it is called dysfunctional elimination syndrome (Koff et al. 1998; Austin et al. 2014). One or more of the clinical symptoms of voiding dysfunctions were reported in 26 % of 7-year-old Swedish children; most had moderate urgency as a sign of incomplete voluntary bladder control (Hellström et al. 1990).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Division of Pediatric RadiologyUniversity Hospital GrazGrazAustria
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, Formerly Division of Pediatric RadiologyMedical University GrazGrazAustria

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