How is a neurogenic bladder treated during the spinal shock phase of a spinal cord injury?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Bradley C Gill, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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The spinal shock phase typically lasts 6-12 weeks but may persist longer in some cases. During this time, the urinary bladder must be drained with CIC or indwelling urethral catheter.


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