Sacral neuromodulation for neurogenic bladder dysfunction in children

J. M. Guys, M. Haddad, D. Planche, M. Torre, C. Louis-Borrione, J. Breaud

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Purpose: We report a prospective randomized controlled study to evaluate the possible benefits of sacral neuromodulation (SNM) for the management of neurogenic bladder dysfunction in children. Materials and Methods: We included in the study subjects between the ages of 5 and 21 years presenting with urinary incontinence due to neurogenic bladder. Before study inclusion all previous treatment was discontinued. Patients were randomly divided into the control group treated conventionally and the implant group treated with SNM. Treatment outcome was compared every 3 months for a minimum of 12 months based on clinical examination, voiding diary and urodynamic evaluation. Results: A total of 26 boys and 16 girls with a mean age of 11.9 years were enrolled in this study. There were 21 patients in each group. The main underlying etiology was spina bifida. The 2 groups were comparable with regard to sex, age and urodynamic variables. Total disappearance of urinary leakage was observed in 1 patient who underwent implantation but he still required intermittent catheterization. Comparison of urodynamic variables disclosed no significant statistical difference except with regard to functional bladder capacity which was better in the control group and the leak point pressure which was better in the implant group (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1673-1676
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number4 II
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004


  • Bladder
  • Child
  • Neurogenic
  • Sacrum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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