Urodynamics | Conditions and Treatments

Cloacal Deformities

What is a cloacal deformity? A cloacal deformity is a type of anorectal malformation that occurs during fetal development of the lower abdominal structures in girls. In a cloacal deformity, the rectum...

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Cloacal Exstrophy

What is cloacal exstrophy? In cloacal exstrophy, a portion of the large intestine lies outside of the body, and on either side of it — and connected to it — are the two halves of the bladder. In boys,...

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Bladder Exstrophy and Epispadias

What is bladder exstrophy? Bladder exstrophy is a rare, complex birth defect involving the urinary, reproductive and intestinal tracts, as well as the musculoskeletal system. During a baby’s...

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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

What is a urinary tract infection (UTI)? A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection in the urinary tract that can cause discomfort and complications in your child if left untreated....

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Voiding Dysfunction

Voiding dysfunction means that your child is unable to completely empty her bladder. In a normal cycle, your child’s bladder stretches easily when it fills with urine and then contracts fully during...

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Spina Bifida

What is spina bifida? Spina bifida — a term that means “split spine” — is a condition that occurs when the brain, spinal cord or the membranes that cover them (meninges) do not completely develop. It...

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Voiding Improvement

Continence—the ability to control bladder and bowel function and to use the toilet as needed—is a vital skill for any child. Continence plays an important role in a child's life, affecting his: self...

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Voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG)

A VCUG, or a voiding cystourethrogram, is a minimally invasive test that uses a special x-ray technology called fluoroscopy to visualize your child's urinary tract and bladder. A VCUG can help:...

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Urodynamics Testing

The urodynamics study is a test used to assess how well your child's bladder and urethral sphincter are doing their jobs of collecting, holding and releasing urine. Normally, muscles and nerves of the...

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