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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2012 Aug;59(4):757-67. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2012.05.006. Epub 2012 Jun 22.

The current management of the neurogenic bladder in children with spina bifida.

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  • 1Section of Pediatric Urology, Robotics, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA.


The urological care of the neurogenic bladder consists of 2 components: medical management with preservation of renal function and quality-oflife issues with achieving dryness and independence of bladder and bowel management. Both components are equally important for patients to live a healthy and fulfilled life. This report explores the diagnosis of the neurogenic bladder; quality-of-life issues that caregivers and patients should expect; the importance of primary care knowledge of the neurogenic bladder and treatment; surgical options; the transition of pediatric patients to adult care; and the importance of caregiver and patient understanding of their disease, treatment options, and responsibilities.

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