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ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS AT THE 79TH RESEARCH MEETING OF THE MEDICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF BOMBAY HOSPITAL ON MONDAY, 14TH AUGUST 2000, 2.30 PM, SP JAIN CAFETERIA (CONVENOR DR. HL DHAR)

1. VOIDING DYSFUNCTIONS APPEARING DURING ADOLESCENCE

Bakhtawar K Dastur

During adolescence, the body height increases and patients with congenital defects like scoliosis or sacral deformities with tethered cord, develop urinary symptoms.

Appearance of voiding dysfunctions at adolescence and persistence for more than a year; like increased frequency, urgency and incontinence, is quite distressing especially for a child who is about to finish school and join college. Routine urological investigations and general neurological check ups fail to demonstrate any abnormality. Hence, urodynamic evaluation is mandatory.

Two healthy adolescent females with lower urinary tract symptoms, appearing at the age of 14 years and 17 years, happened to come for urodynamic evaluation on the same day. They were both disturbed due to increased frequency and could not study for their academic exams.

One of them was already referred to a psychiatrist as clinical examination, routine investigations and cystoscopy were normal.


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