Functional bladder problems in children: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment.

  title={Functional bladder problems in children: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment.},
  author={Israel Franco},
  journal={Pediatric clinics of North America},
  volume={59 4},
Functional lower urinary tract problems, bladder and bowel problems, or dysfunctional elimination syndrome are all terms that describe the common array of symptoms that include overactive bladder syndrome, voiding postponement, stress incontinence, giggle incontinence, and dysfunctional voiding in children. This article discusses the nomenclature and looks at the pathophysiology of functional bladder disorders from a different perspective than has been the norm in the past. Some standard… CONTINUE READING


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