Evaluation of maximum voided volume in Korean children by use of a 48-h frequency volume chart

Sun Ouck Kim, Kyung Do Kim, Young Sig Kim, Jun Mo Kim, Du Geon Moon, Sungchan Park, Sang Don Lee, Jae Min Chung, Won Yeol Cho

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    Objective To develop practical guidelines for the prediction of normal bladder capacity in Korean children measured by a frequency volume chart (FVC), maximum voided volume (MVV) is an important factor in the diagnosis of children with abnormal voiding function. Subjects and Methods In all, 298 children, aged 3-13 years, with no history of voiding disorders volunteered for the study. The MVV was determined in 219 subjects by use of a completely recorded FVC. Results Linear regression analysis was used to define the exact relationship between age and bladder capacity. An approximate formula related age to bladder capacity as follows: bladder capacity (mL) = 12 ×[age (years) + 11]. ConclusionS The relationship between the MVV measured by a FVC by age (3-13 years) of Korean children followed a linear curve. When applied to normal voiding patterns, the formula presented appears to be a reasonable one for Korean children.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)597-600
    Number of pages4
    JournalBJU International
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug


    • Asia
    • bladder
    • child
    • reference value

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Urology


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