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Incidence of normal micturition in myelomeningocele patients.
  1. I Reiner,
  2. M Jones,
  3. S Donnell,
  4. A M Rickwood
  1. Regional Department of Paediatric Urology, Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital, Alder Hey.


    Among 108 consecutive patients with myelomeningocele aged 5-12 years initially treated by a selective policy, seven (6.5%) achieved spontaneous urinary continence, five with normal micturition and two with urgency. All had positive conus reflexes and incomplete cord lesions which, with one exception, comprised motor as well as sensory sacral sparing.

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