What is the role of electrical stimulation in the treatment of neurogenic bladder?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Bradley C Gill, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Electrical stimulation is an area of active research in treating neurogenic bladder. It has been successfully applied to the genital nerve with overactive bladder and shown to decrease detrusor contractions and improve bladder capacity. [16] Furthermore, this treatment was deemed effective and tolerable by the patients who participated in the study. [17] It remains unclear whether sacral neuromodulation has a role in treating neurogenic detrusor overactivity, but this is an area of ongoing study. [18] Overall, electrical stimulation has notable potential as a treatment for neurogenic bladder.


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