Standardization of Terminology
The Standardization of Terminology of Lower
Urinary Tract Function in Children and
Adolescents:
PDF iconReport from the Standardization Committee
of the Committee of the International
Children’s Continence Society

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The International Children’s Continence Society (ICCS) has standardized the terminology for
normal and abnormal lower urinary tract dysfunctions. The consensus on terminology for
normal and abnormal voiding dysfunction was arrived at by members of the ICCS, European
European Society for Pediatric Urology, the AAP Section on Urology and the Society for Pediatric
Urology and was published in the Journal of Urology 176:314-324, 2006.

The dissemination of the terminology and the universal use of its vernacular will provide the
basis for standardized patient assessment and outcome analysis.


Appendix 3 of The Standardization of
Terminology
of Lower Urinary Tract Function
in Children and Adolescents: 
PDF iconReport from the Standardization Committee
of the International Children’s Continence
Society
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the assessment of pediatric lower urinary tract function. (This is also Appendix 3 of the PDF,
above). The adoption of this terminology will greatly aid in the scientific advancement and
enhanced patient care in children with urinary incontinence.
 
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