P. R. Bary, MB, ChB, FRACS, Urology Registrar.
Dynamic Urethral Function in the Assessment of Spinal Injury Patients
Article first published online: 26 NOV 2008
© 1982 British Association of Urological Surgeons
British Journal of Urology
Volume 54, Issue 1, pages 39–44, February 1982
How to Cite
BARY, P. R., DAY, G., LEWIS, P., CHAWLA, J., EVANS, C. and STEPHENSON, T. P. (1982), Dynamic Urethral Function in the Assessment of Spinal Injury Patients. British Journal of Urology, 54: 39–44. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.1982.tb13508.x
Read at the 38th Annual Meeting of the British Association or Urological Surgeons in London, July 1981.
- Issue published online: 26 NOV 2008
- Article first published online: 26 NOV 2008
Summary— Forty-two spinal injury patients underwent single or sequential urodynamic studies to assess the value of dynamic urethral pressure using transducer tipped catheters. Three groups of patients were identified: those with poor detrusor function, those with unsustained dyssynergia and those with sustained dyssynergia. All patients demonstrated some dyssynergia. Urethral needle EMG mirrored urethral pressure changes accurately. The addition of dynamic profilometry to fluoroscopy, detrusor pressure and urethral EMG has clarified our understanding of lower urinary tract behaviour after cord lesions.