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PURPOSE The results of transurethral marsupialization as treatment for medial prostatic cysts were assessed. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between June 1992 and August 1994 we performed transrectal ultrasound on 704 patients with symptoms of bladder outlet obstruction or lower urinary tract symptoms and a medical prostatic cyst was found in 34 (5%). Transurethral(More)
OBJECTIVE Surgery for urinary incontinence in childhood is in the process of an ongoing search for better results because a procedure that guarantees dryness still does not exist. This study has been conducted to assess the overall results of the fascia sling procedure for incontinence in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS Eighty-nine patients with neurogenic(More)
OBJECTIVE Renal scarring and renal failure remain life-threatening for children born with spinal dysraphism. We reviewed our data of spina bifida patients to evaluate whether optimal treatment of the neurogenic bladder from birth onwards can preserve kidney function. METHODS We reviewed data on all newborns with spinal dysraphism who were referred to our(More)
PURPOSE We proved the accuracy of the transverse diameter of the rectum on ultrasonography as an additional parameter for diagnosing constipation in children with lower urinary tract dysfunction. MATERIALS AND METHODS The diameter of the rectum on bladder ultrasonography in a constipated group of patients with dysfunctional voiding was compared to this(More)
PURPOSE Female epispadias is a rare anomaly. According to the literature it is usually treated with staged procedures, including bladder neck reconstruction, to achieve continence. We developed a 1-stage surgical technique that offers the possibility of achieving continence and a cosmetically normal appearance of the vulva. MATERIALS AND METHODS We(More)
Renal damage and renal failure are among the most severe complications of spina bifida. Over the past decades, a comprehensive treatment strategy has been applied that results in minimal renal scaring. In addition, the majority of patients can be dry for urine by the time they go to primary school. To obtain such results, it is mandatory to treat detrusor(More)
The ability to investigate microstructural properties of the central nervous system with diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) has been shown in many studies. More recently, DTI is being applied outside the brain showing promising results, for instance, for investigating muscle tissue. In this work, we demonstrate the feasibility of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)(More)
Pediatric urodynamics taught us that detrusor-sphincter dyssynergia creates a bladder outlet obstruction in about 50% of any population of children with myelomeningocele. This functional obstruction causes renal damage due to obstructive uropathy, exactly the same way as a congenital anatomical urethral obstruction does. Pediatric urodynamics also taught us(More)
PURPOSE Many surgical options exist to enhance bladder neck closing pressure in women. Most procedures are relatively large with a success rate of between 70% and 90%. Sling procedures with the sling placed between the anterior vaginal wall and bladder neck cause a risk of traumatic lesions of the bladder neck at operation and of postoperative erosion of(More)
AIMS To determine whether a lasting therapeutic effect can be expected from long-term antimuscarinic therapy for neurogenic detrusor overactivity in spina bifida and to answer the question whether detrusor overactivity in spina bifida children with detrusor/sphincter dyssynergia is primarily based on the neuropathy or, in part, can be a secondary detrusor(More)