Sensory Disorders of the Bladder and Urethra

  • N. J. R. George
  • J. A. Gosling

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Basic Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. N. J. R. George
      Pages 3-5
    3. N. J. R. George, J. S. Dixon
      Pages 7-16
    4. N. J. R. George, P. H. Powell
      Pages 31-43
  3. Interstitial Cystitis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. R. J. Barnard
      Pages 47-48
    3. T. Hald, M. Holm-Bentzen
      Pages 49-62
    4. T. Hald, R. J. Barnard, M. Holm-Bentzen
      Pages 73-78
  4. The Urethral Syndrome

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. C. A. C. Charlton
      Pages 81-83
    3. N. J. R. George
      Pages 91-102
    4. N. J. R. George
      Pages 107-111
    5. M. Tasker
      Pages 113-121
  5. Prostatodynia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. P. J. C. Brooman
      Pages 125-137
    3. D. E. Osborn
      Pages 139-147
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 177-181

About this book


The anticipation of seeing and having to manage patients suffering from sensory disorders of the urinary tract brings dismay and foreboding to the urologist. This stems from his experience of the time that these patients take up, both at the stage of initial interview and subsequently during numerous consultations over periods of months and years. This and the largely unsatisfactory response to various forms of therapy in the past are reason enough for this bold attempt to define with objectivity the notoriously subjective disorders of interstitial cystitis, urethral syndrome and prostatodynia. In writing this book the principal aim of the authors has been to define these three entities concisely and to describe the investiga­ tional methods which are required to establish the diagnosis in each case. The importance of this cannot be overestimated since, when the label of one or other of these conditions is attached to a patient, further objective consideration of the case is-endangered. The casual attribution of these sensory diagnoses to inappropriate cases is already on record as having dulled clinical awareness and led to oversight of progressive disease and its sometimes avoidable conse­ quences.


Urethra diagnosis infection interview patients pharmacology therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • N. J. R. George
    • 1
  • J. A. Gosling
    • 2
  1. 1.University Hospital of South ManchesterManchesterEngland
  2. 2.Medical SchoolUniversity of ManchesterManchesterEngland

Bibliographic information