Evaluation of the lower urinary tract function in caudal duplication (dipygus) anomaly


Ulman I. , AVANOGLU A. , ERDENER A., SAHIN A., GOKDEMIR A.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, vol.31, no.12, pp.1680-1681, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0022-3468(96)90047-0
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1680-1681
  • Keywords: caudal duplication, bladder anomalies, lower urinary tract function, urodynamics

Abstract

Caudal duplication is a rare anomaly with less than 30 reported cases, For those patients who also have double bladders, there are nor enough data regarding the function of the lower urinary tract, A bay with caudal duplication anomaly was evaluated fluoroscopically and urodynamically. The results of the evaluation showed that the bladders were filling and emptying synchronously with normal and almost identical detrusor pressures, The child did not require either or both bladders to be resected. Because the level of the duplication in dipygus cases varies, thorough evaluation of the lower urinary tract, including urodynamics, should be considered for every case. Copyright (C) 1996 by W.B. Saunders Company