hypotonic bladder

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Detrusor areflexia or a hypotonic bladder may result from:

  • lower motor neurone disease
  • spinal cord injury
  • autonomic neuropathy - e.g. diabetes mellitus

Normal voiding is impaired, the bladder becomes enlarged, and eventually, overflow incontinence results.

Intermittent self-catheterisation is the mainstay of treatment.

Last reviewed 01/2018