Neurological surgery for neurogenic bladder dysfunction

Michael S. Park, Gerald F. Tuite

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In this chapter, we discuss neurological surgery for neurogenic bladder dysfunction. Most of these procedures involve release of a tethered spinal cord, which can arise primarily or secondarily from a variety of congenital disorders, including the open and closed spinal dysraphisms. Filum terminale sectioning for fatty or thickened filum is also discussed, as well as the controversial occult tethered (or tight) filum syndrome. Selective dorsal rhizotomy and nerve transfers are reviewed, and we conclude with a brief discussion of other disorders of the Central Nervous System requiring neurosurgical intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric Incontinence
Subtitle of host publicationEvaluation and Clinical Management
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781118814789
ISBN (Print)9781118814796
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Closed spinal defect (or dysraphism CSD)
  • Lipoma
  • Lipomyelomeningocele (LMM)
  • Myelomeningocele (MMC)
  • Neurogenic bladder dysfunction (NBD)
  • Open spinal defect (or dysraphism OSD)
  • Tethered (spinal) cord release (TCR)
  • Tethered spinal cord (TSC)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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