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Bladder capacity in infants.
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PMID:  2005527     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bladder capacity was measured at micturating cystourethrography and normal ranges were established for children up to 1 year of age. Bladder capacity was compared with patient weight and distance from first lumbar to third lumbar vertebrae (L1 to L3). The simplified formula--Capacity (mL) = 7 x weight (kg)--was shown to give a reliable estimate of the expected bladder capacity in infants independent of age; this is useful in those infants whose weight lies outside the normal range for their age. Similarly, a formula was deduced relating expected bladder capacity to the measured L1 to L3 distance on an anteroposterior radiograph, which is of potential use to radiologists.
J J Fairhurst; C M Rubin; I Hyde; N V Freeman; J D Williams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0022-3468     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  1991 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-04-19     Completed Date:  1991-04-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Wessex Department of Paediatric Radiology, Southampton General Hospital, England.
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MeSH Terms
Body Weight
Infant, Newborn
Urinary Bladder / anatomy & histology*,  physiology,  radiography

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