International Urogynecology Journal

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 221–228

Neurogenic urinary retention

  • A. G. Herbaut
Review Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00372344

Cite this article as:
Herbaut, A.G. Int Urogynecol J (1993) 4: 221. doi:10.1007/BF00372344


This review article on neurogenic urinary retention is divided into three main sections. The first covers the neuroanatomy of the bladder and urethral sphincters, developing the peripheral innervation as well as the spinal cord organization and the cortical and subcortical brain control of micturition. The second discusses the main central and peripheral neurological lesions and diseases causing urinary retention. The last section gives an updated view of the neurophysiological techniques which are now available to test the central and peripheral pathways controlling micturition.


NeurologyUrinary retention

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. G. Herbaut
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  1. 1.Service de NeurologieUniversité Libre de Bruxelles, Hôpital ErasmeBrusselsBelgium