Neuro-Urological Management of the Neuropathic Bladder in Children with Myelodysplasia

  • Tufan Tarcan
  • Stuart Bauer


Myelodysplasia, which refers to developmental anomalies of the spinal cord caused by closure defects of the neural tube, is the leading cause of neurogenic bladder dysfunction (NBD) in children. Myelo — menin gocele (MMC), the most common form of open spinal dysraphism, constitutes at least 90% of neural tube defects compatible with life leading to NBD. Classification and terminology of neural tube defects is beyond the scope of this chapter and is discussed elsewhere in this book.


Spina Bifida Detrusor Overactivity Urethral Sphincter Detrusor Muscle Clean Intermittent Catheterization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tufan Tarcan
    • 1
  • Stuart Bauer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of UrologyMarmara University Medical CenterIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Urology Boston Children’s HospitalHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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