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Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel

  • Zachary V. Zuniga
  • Barbara V. Wise
  • Kathy Kinsman
  • Steven G. Docimo
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Part of the Current Clinical Urology book series (CCU)

Abstract

Myelodysplasia is a common variant of neural tube defects, occurring in 1:1000 live births in the United States and estimated to affect 300,000 children worldwide. Classification as closed or open depends on the presence of exposed neural tissue or tissue covered by a thin membrane. Approximately 20% of children have associated congenital anomalies. Despite new surgical advances and in-utero procedures, children with neural tube defects have a variety of complex and challenging orthopedic, neurosurgical, and urologic problems that require careful assessment and lifelong management to reduce disability and improve quality of life.

Keywords

Urinary Incontinence Bladder Neck Spina Bifida Neurogenic Bladder Clean Intermittent Catheterization 
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  • Zachary V. Zuniga
  • Barbara V. Wise
  • Kathy Kinsman
  • Steven G. Docimo

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