GLOSSARY

Dysfunctional voiding

Dysfunctional voiding occurs often in girls and rarely in boys. It is associated with repeated contractions of the pelvic floor muscles or urethral sphincter during voiding. Consequently, children show prolonged staccato micturition with subsequent residual urine after voiding, increasing the risk of UTIs. Loss of feeling of the filling state of both the bladder and the rectum characterizes DV, and incontinence occurs due to overflow.