Impact of palate expansion on nocturnal enuresis

January 1, 2015

Does palate expansion treat nocturnal enuresis?

Does palate expansion treat nocturnal enuresis? In an uncontrolled study of 33 kids with therapy-resistant enuresis who underwent widening of the palate, 21.2% responded to the treatment; 27.3% were intermediate responders; and 51.5% were nonresponders. Compared with nonresponders, kids in whom the treatment was effective had enuresis less frequently before the procedure and had larger nasal airways (Nevéus T, et al. Acta Paediatrica. 2014;103[11]:1187-1191). 

Ms Freedman is a freelance medical editor and writer in New Jersey. She has nothing to disclose in regard to affiliations with or financial interests in any organizations that may have an interest in any part of this article.