Urodynamic biofeedback treatment of urinary incontinence in children with myelomeningocele Academic Article uri icon


  • Eight children with myelomeningocele and chronic neurogenic urinary incontinence were provided urodynamic biofeedback training. During urodynamic biofeedback, six of the eight children demonstrated improved self-regulation of detrusor and/or sphincter functioning. However, substantial improvements in clinical symptomatology (i.e., urinary incontinence) were clearly shown by only one child. Unexpectedly, chronic neurogenic fecal incontinence was reduced in four children. Several methodological modifications are discussed which may improve clinical symptomatology and which may facilitate further urodynamic biofeedback research for these children with congenital neurogenic urinary incontinence.

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Killam, P. E., Jeffries, J. S., & Varni, J. W.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Killam, PE||Jeffries, JS||Varni, JW

publication date

  • June 1985