Bladder outlet obstruction versus impaired detrusor contractility: The role of uroflow

M. B. Chancellor, J. G. Blaivas, S. A. Kaplan, S. Axelrod

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Abstract

The uroflow curves of 45 men with either bladder outlet obstruction or impaired detrusor contractility were retrospectively reviewed. The definitive diagnoses were attained by clinical and video-urodynamic studies with simultaneous detrusor pressure and uroflow measurements. Eight parameters were analyzed to determine if uroflow can differentiate obstruction from impaired contractility. There were no differences between the 2 groups in any of the parameters. This finding suggests that uroflowmetry as a single examination cannot distinguish between bladder outlet obstruction and impaired detrusor contractility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)810-812
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume145
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bladder neck obstruction
  • Urethral obstruction
  • Urodynamics

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