Does surgical release of secondary spinal cord tethering improve the prognosis of neurogenic bladder in children with myelomeningocele?

Tarcan T., Onol F. F. , Ilker Y., Simek F., Ozek M.

JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, cilt.176, sa.4, ss.1601-1606, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 176 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.juro.2006.06.036
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1601-1606


Purpose: The diagnostic criteria for secondary tethering of the spinal cord in children with prior closure of an open spinal defect are not well defined. Urological, neurological or orthopedic deterioration during followup remains the only strong indicator for the diagnosis of this condition. However, the outcome of untethering surgery cannot always be predicted. The aim of this study was to determine neurourological outcome after secondary untethering surgery in children with myelomeningocele.