Percutaneous tibial nerve neuromodulation is well tolerated in children and effective for treating refractory vesical dysfunction.

@article{Gennaro2004PercutaneousTN,
  title={Percutaneous tibial nerve neuromodulation is well tolerated in children and effective for treating refractory vesical dysfunction.},
  author={Mario De Gennaro and Maria Luisa Capitanucci and P Mastracci and Massimiliano Silveri and Claudia Gatti and Giovanni Mosiello},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2004},
  volume={171 5},
  pages={1911-3}
}
PURPOSE We evaluated pain tolerability and the preliminary results of percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) in children with unresponsive lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 23 children 4 to 17 years old with LUTS refractory to conventional treatment underwent PTNS at 12, 30-minute weekly sessions. Ten patients had idiopathic overactive bladder, 7 were in nonneurogenic urinary retention and 6 had neuropathic bladder. Ten children were carefully… CONTINUE READING