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The Q-tip Test

  • Peter K. Sand
  • Donald R. Ostergard

Abstract

The Q-tip test is a simple clinical test used to evaluate urethral mobility. Fig. 6.1 shows an intraoperative example of the test as it is being used to estimate the relative position of the urethrovesical junction during a modified Pereyra procedure.

Keywords

Urinary Incontinence Stress Urinary Incontinence Stress Incontinence Suburethral Sling Urethral Hypermobility 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter K. Sand
    • 1
  • Donald R. Ostergard
    • 2
  1. 1.Northwestern University Medical SchoolEvanstonUSA
  2. 2.University of California at IrvineLong BeachUSA

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