Nov 07 2023
November 7, 2023

Grand Rounds in Pediatric Nephrology – an ISN-IPNA Sister Centers initiative: Evaluation and Management of a Child with a Neurogenic Bladder

  • 1:00 PM CET

A neurogenic bladder may result from several causes, such as spina bifida, sacral agenesis, anorectal and cloacal malformations, spinal cord injury, transverse myelitis and sometimes as a part of a progressive systemic neurologic disorder. Every pediatric nephrologist should be equipped with knowledge about the close monitoring and management of children with neurogenic bladder (and bowel) to be able to prevent, recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs), irreversible deterioration of kidney function and urinary and bowel incontinence. This requires a multidisciplinary team approach.  

In this webinar a nephro-urology duo discuss the investigations and management of a child with sacral agenesis, including discussions on the adaptations that may be considered in low-resource settings. 

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize the child with a neurogenic bladder  
  • Advise relevant investigations 
  • Discuss the management options 

Further reading:

  1. Brownrigg N, Lorenzo AJ, Rickard M, Dos Santos J. The urological evaluation and management of neurogenic bladder in children and adolescents-what every pediatric nephrologist needs to know. Pediatr Nephrol. 2023 Jul 31. doi: 10.1007/s00467-023-06064-z
  2. Fairchild RJ, Aksenov LI, Hobbs KT et al (2022) Medical management of neurogenic bladder in patients with spina bifida: a scoping review. J Pediatr Urol 19:55–63 


Rukshana Shroff (UK)


Jyoti Sharma (India)

Divyesh Desai (UK)

Pushpa Yadav (India)