On a Case of Urinary Retention Treated by Means of Hypnosis

  • Alberta Bottoli
  • Gualtiero Guantieri
  • Vincenzo Azzini


The authors describe a case of urinary retention, which occurred after a Wertheim’s operation for carcinoma of the vagina. The growth was widespread at the uterine neck. They construe the possible pathodynamics and formulate the hypothesis that symptomatology can be an expression of a somatopsychosomatic disorder, susceptible therefore to treatment by means of hypnosis. They describe the goals and the results attained.


Urinary Retention Postoperative Urinary Retention Vaginal Fornix Radical Vaginal Hysterectomy Vaginal Carcinoma 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alberta Bottoli
    • 1
  • Gualtiero Guantieri
    • 1
  • Vincenzo Azzini
    • 2
  1. 1.H. Bernheim Center for the Study of Clinical HypnosisVeronaItaly
  2. 2.Institute for Obstetrics and GynaecologyUniversity of VeronaVeronaItaly

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