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July2005 Vol.42 Issue:        2        Table of Contents
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Neurophysiological Assessment of Patients with Primary Nocturnal Enuresis

Saher Hashem1, Seyam S. Salem2, Mona T. El-Ghoneimy3, Shahira Mostafa2, Mona Nada2, AyatAllah Farouk2
Departments of Neurology1, Clinical Neurophysiology2, Neurosurgery3, Cairo University

ABSTRACT

Nocturnal Enuresis is the most common pediatric urological complaint encountered by primary care physicians. Despite its prevalence, nocturnal enuresis remains incompletely understood, which can frustrate patients, family members, and physicians. This study was carried out on 20 children presenting with primary nocturnal enuresis plus 10 children who were the control group, their age range between 5-14 years old. They were subjected to thorough history taking and full neurological examination. They were also subjected to the following investigations: Neurophysiological investigations: Electroencephalography, P300, Somatosensory evoked potential from the posterior tibial nerve, and Bulbocavernosus reflex,-other investigations: urine analysis, I.Q. assessment and lumbosacral plain radiography. Our study aims at assessment of possible nervous system affection in child with primary nocturnal enuresis. It also aims at detection of the value of  those neurophysiological techniques in detecting abnormalities in this group of patients.

(Egypt J. Neurol. Psychiat. Neurosurg., 2005, 42(2): 301-309).





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