Current Urology Reports

, Volume 13, Issue 5, pp 379–384

When Are Urodynamics Indicated in Patients with Stress Urinary Incontinence?

Voiding Dysfunction and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (GH Badlani and HB Goldman, Section Editors)

DOI: 10.1007/s11934-012-0270-0

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Dillon, B.E. & Zimmern, P.E. Curr Urol Rep (2012) 13: 379. doi:10.1007/s11934-012-0270-0


Despite technical and procedural advances in urodynamics over the past decade, the role of urodynamics in women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) remains controversial. Many of these advancements have been the result of multicentric studies in the United States, such as the UITN and PFDN, which will be highlighted in this article. It appears to be the consensus that urodynamics may not be needed in pure stress incontinence. Urodynamics can be valuable in unmasking stress urinary incontinence in prolapse, although its impact on the ultimate management of occult incontinence remains debated. This article reviews the indications for urodynamic testing in women with SUI but will exclude more complex conditions such as mixed or recurrent incontinence which are outside the scope of this review.


Urodynamics Stress urinary incontinence Women 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of UrologyUniversity of Texas-Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA

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