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Three cases of an unusual congenital anomaly of the spinal column, anterior sacral meningocele, are reported. A brief review of the literature and discussion are presented. Anterior sacral meningocele is an unusual anomaly consisting of a spinal fluid-filled sac in the pelvis which communicates via a narrow neck with the spinal subarachnoid space. This sac(More)
A non-sterile technique of intermittent self-catheterization was used for 218 patients with an inability to void in a normal fashion because of obstructive uropathy, decompensated detrusor or neurogenic bladder. Marked improvement was noted in urinary continence, urinary infection, renal function, bladder emptying and, perhaps most important, the mental and(More)
Experiments are described showing that urinary retention with its associated increased intravesical pressure and overstretching of the bladder wall can lead to loss of capillary and tissue integrity. Our findings indicate that the severity of damage to the bladder wall prior to catheterization determines the degree of hemorrhage after bladder decompression(More)
We reviewed the records of 255 children who have been managed by clean intermittent catheterization during the last 10 years to determine the incidence of bacilluria and upper tract changes. Bacteriuria was documented in 56 per cent of the children but febrile urinary tract infections occurred in only 11 per cent and fresh renal damage in 2.6 per cent. In(More)
Most urinary tract infections begin as a cystitis secondary to decreased host resistance brought on by disruption of tissue integrity or a decrease in blood supply to the bladder. In the female, infrequent voiding and the uninhibited bladder are the most common causes of urinary tract infection and are best treated by healthy voiding regimens; while in the(More)