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Functional Bladder Reconstruction Following Spinal Cord Injury via Neural Approaches

Hou, Chunlin (Ed.)

2014, VIII, 122 p. 48 illus., 28 illus. in color.

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  • Introduces multidisciplinary approaches to functional bladder reconstruction
  • Presents six highly useful surgical approaches in separate chapters
  • Provides detailed animal model studies and surgical techniques as well as successful case reports

One of the most common problems for spinal cord injury patients is urinary system dysfunction. The book Functional Bladder Reconstruction Following Spinal Cord Injury via Neural Approaches introduces how to solve this problem using multi-disciplinary approaches. From animal model studies to surgical techniques as well as successful case reports, six kinds of surgery are presented in separate chapters. This up-to-date monograph will be a valuable resource for surgeons, urologists and neurologists caring for spinal cord injury patients. The contributors are a group of surgeons working in the fields of orthopaedics and microsurgery.

Editor Chunlin Hou is professor in Changzheng Hospital, the Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Artificial reflex arc - Functional bladder reconstruction - Neurosurgery - Spinal cord injury

Related subjects » Animal Sciences - Surgery - Urology

Table of contents 

An overview of traumatic spinal cord injury.- Clinical anatomy of cauda equina and lumbosacral nerve root.- Classification of and Treatment Principles for Bladder Dysfunction Caused by Spinal Cord Injury.- Pathological changes in the detrusor after spinal cord injury.- Microstructural study of the detrusor muscle after repair of atonic bladders caused by injury to the medullary cone in rats.- Selective sacral rhizotomy: introducing a simple intraoperative manometric method.- Reconstruction of bladder innervation below the level of spinal cord injury for inducing urination by Achilles tendon -to - bladder reflex contractions.- Reconstruction of bladder innervation above the level of spinal cord injury for inducing urination by abdomen-to-bladder reflex contractions.- Reconstruction of afferent and efferent nerve pathways of the atonic bladder.- Transfer of normal lumbosacral nerve roots to reinnervate atonic bladder.- Electrical stimulated micturition: Sacral Anterior Root Stimulator+Sacral deafferentation.

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