Female urinary incontinence: The incidence, identification, and characteristics of detrusor instabiiity


Journal Article

One hundred thirty‐three women with urinary incontinence, including 51 patients who had undergone unsuccessful surgical treatment, were evaluated urodynamically. A high incidence (55%) of bladder instability was noted, and several patterns of instability were recognized. In 52% of the cases, provocation by erect fast fill and other provocative maneuvers were necessary to unmask the abnormal detrusor activity, and it was also noted that the patient's history did not accurately predict instability. A high incidence (33%) of seemingly inapproprate sphincter electrical silence occurred in those with an unstable bladder and appeared to be the precipitating event of the bladder contraction. Copyright © 1984 Wiley‐Liss, Inc., A Wiley Company

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Webster, GD; Sihelnik, SA; Stone, AR

Published Date

  • January 1, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 235 - 242

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-6777

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0733-2467

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/nau.1930030405

Citation Source

  • Scopus