Preservation of renal function in children with myelomeningocele managed with basic newborn evaluation and close followup.

@article{Hopps2003PreservationOR,
  title={Preservation of renal function in children with myelomeningocele managed with basic newborn evaluation and close followup.},
  author={Carin V Hopps and Kenneth A Kropp},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2003},
  volume={169 1},
  pages={305-8}
}
PURPOSE Children with myelomeningocele who leak with high intravesical pressures are at risk for upper urinary tract deterioration. Urodynamic study shortly after birth and routinely thereafter has been advocated to predict which newborns are at risk for upper tract deterioration. We hypothesize an approach that excludes routine application of urodynamic evaluation in neonates, reserving this study for use only when clinically indicated, is a safe and effective management option. MATERIALS… CONTINUE READING