The information on this website does not constitute medical advice for any individual. As specific cases may vary from the general information presented here, SBHI advises readers to consult a qualified medical or other professional on an individual basis.

More detailed information is also available via links to PDF documents throughout the 'Life with Spina Bifida' sections.

Continence Management

Toilet Training

This section includes information on spina bifida and toilet training and hydrocephalus and toilet training


This section includes information on Clean Intermittent Catheterisation for Adults, Clean Self-Intermittent Catheterisation for Adults

Continence Issues for Adults with Spina Bifida

Urinary Tract Infections

Bowel and Bladder Investigations and Procedures  

This section includes information on Mitrofanoff, Bladder Augmentation, Artificial Urinary Sphincter (AUS), Antegrade Continence Enema (ACE), Colostomy, Ileostomy, Urostomy, and Vesicostomy.

Further information, support and advice can be sought from Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland on - 01 4572329 or contact the Family Support Service

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