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Volume 8 (2008), Pages 1177-1183
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2008.146
Review

Nonsurgical Management of the Neurogenic Bladder in Children

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, American Family Children's Hospital, Madison, WI, USA

Received 26 August 2008; Accepted 18 October 2008

Academic Editor: Barry Duel

Copyright © 2008 John Kryger.

Abstract

The neurogenic bladder can have many serious consequences. However, with proper understanding of the disease spectrum, and with proper awareness of the surveillance and management tools, adverse outcomes can be minimized. The incidence of renal failure is uncommon. With proper medical therapy, one can achieve continence and minimize the risk of symptomatic urinary tract infections. There are a number of nonsurgical strategies described that can help in the management of the neurogenic bladder.