The Current Management of the Neurogenic Bladder in Children with Spina Bifida

Dominic Frimberger*, Earl Y Cheng, Bradley P. Kropp

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)757-767
Number of pages11
JournalPediatric Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012


  • Bladder management
  • Congenital defects
  • Life quality
  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Spina bifida
  • Spinal cord injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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