incontinence

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incontinence

[in′känt·ən·əns]
(medicine)
Inability to control the natural evacuations, as the feces or the urine; specifically, involuntary evacuation from organic causes.
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We performed an internal urethrotomy on his patent urethra, but the procedure did not successfully restore spontaneous voiding. After the surgery, we evaluated the child for the presence of congenital syndromes, especially the MURCS (Mullerian-Renal-Cervical Spine) association.
This may be via spontaneous voiding (urination), intermittent catheterization, indwelling catheter, or stimulated urination.
Long-term success for patients with neobladders, including spontaneous voiding of adequate volumes without leakage or residual, depends on meticulous surgical technique, expert nursing management, as well as, excellent patient education and compliance.
A thorough description of this procedure is available.[sup.14] The patients were discharged on the same day after spontaneous voiding.

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