Medline ® Abstract for Reference 18
of 'Evaluation and diagnosis of bladder dysfunction in children'
Sexual abuse: another causative factor in dysfunctional voiding.
Ellsworth PI, Merguerian PA, Copening ME
J Urol. 1995;153(3 Pt 1):773.
Dysfunctional voiding is thought to be a learned disturbance. We report on 18 patients with onset of dysfunctional voiding after childhood sexual abuse. We believe that the possibility of sexual abuse should be considered in the evaluation of a child with new onset of voiding dysfunction or of an adult presenting with long-term voiding dysfunction.
Department of Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire.