Non-neurogenic bladder dysfunction and vesicoureteral reflux in children - Abstract

Kinderurologie, Klinik für Urologie, Universitätsklinikum Essen, Hufelandstraße 55, 45122, Essen, Deutschland.


Various types of bladder dysfunction are associated with urinary tract infection, renal damage and vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). In this article the influence of functional bladder disturbances such as detrusor instability (overactive bladder, OAB) and bladder sphincter dyssynergia (dysfunctional voiding), on the resolution of vesicoureteral reflux are reviewed. In summary, it is important to distinguish between children with dysfunctional voiding (increased activity of the pelvic floor during voiding) and those with OAB (detrusor overactivity during filling) because the latter has less effects on VUR.

Article in German.

Written by:
Rübben I, Goepel M, van Gool JD.   Are you the author?

Reference: Urologe A. 2011 Apr 28. Epub ahead of print.
doi: 10.1007/s00120-011-2532-8

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 21523433 Pediatric Urology Section



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