Comparison Of Urinary Bladder Volume In Children Using Suprapubic Ultrasonic Bi-Planner Technique With Voided Urine Volume
Accurate determination of intravesical residual urine volume as well as bladder capacity is of significant importance in children. The ability to confirm these measurements non invasively in children avoids discomfort, urethral trauma and the introduction of urinary tract infection. Also, by avoiding the need for catheterization this technique permits more physiological assessment and allows for repeated examinations without fear and anxiety on the part of the patients. In this prospective study we assess the accuracy of the real time, hand held, ultrasonic device using suprapubic views and biplanar technique to determine intravesical volumes.
Real time ultrasonography with suprapubic views and the described bi-planar technique to determine intravesical urine volume is simple, accurate and reproducible. It also is rapid and noninvasive, and can detect accurately an empty bladder in children. A strong correlation was found between the estimated bladder volume with our method and voided urine volume (0 ml, residual volume) .This study concluded that the modality used in this study has the potential to provide useful and reproducible information in the clinical evaluation of bladder function in children.
J. Dhaka National Med. Coll. Hos. 2011; 17 (02): 4-7