Behcet's disease and the neuropathic bladder: Urodynamic features: Case report and a literature review

D. Porru, A. C. Pau, R. M. Scarpa, L. Zanolla, A. Cao, E. Usai

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Abstract

We report on a 16-year old patient with a neuropathic bladder secondary to Behcet's disease, which is an uncommon vasculitis usually involving venules. The genitourinary manifestations of this disease are discussed, a neuropathic bladder being a rare complication of the involvement of the nervous system. Urodynamic assessment is important when voiding dysfunction is present; three patients previously reported revealed a bladder function changing from normal detrusor to overactivity. Our patient showed early and severe involvement of the nervous system, and detrusor areflexia two years after the onset of the disease. Spontaneous voiding was restored two months after urological management (intermittent catheterization) was started.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-307
Number of pages3
JournalSpinal Cord
Volume34
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1996

Keywords

  • Behcet's disease
  • neuropathic bladder
  • urodynamic assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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    Porru, D., Pau, A. C., Scarpa, R. M., Zanolla, L., Cao, A., & Usai, E. (1996). Behcet's disease and the neuropathic bladder: Urodynamic features: Case report and a literature review. Spinal Cord, 34(5), 305-307.