Conditions and Treatments from the Urodynamics

Cloacal Deformities

Cloacal deformities encompass a wide range of complicated defects in girls that occur during fetal development of the lower abdominal structures, particularly the intestinal and genito-urinary tracts,

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Cloacal Exstrophy

A child with cloacal exstrophy is typically born with many intra-abdominal structures exposed. Although it is a serious condition, and requires a series of operations, the long-term outcome is good

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Bladder Exstrophy and Epispadias

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 development in the womb, the

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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

What is a UTI? A urinary tract infection is a bacterial infection in the urinary tract that can cause discomfort and complications in your child if left untreated. The experts at Boston Children’s

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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

Between 1,400 and 2,000 babies are born with spina bifida in the U.S. each year—but not all of these children have the same needs. Our Spina Bifida Center develops treatment plans customized to meet

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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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