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Neurogenic Voiding Dysfunction: Pathophysiology and Classification

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The lower urinary tract works as a group of interrelated structures whose purpose is to bring about efficient and low-pressure bladder filling, low-pressure urine storage with perfect continence, and periodic voluntary urine expulsion. A simple way of looking at the pathophysiology of all types of neurogenic voiding dysfunction will be presented, followed by a discussion of the various systems of classification. Consistent with the author’s philosophy and prior attempts to make the understanding, evaluation, and management of voiding dysfunction as logical as possible [1], a functional and practical approach will be favored.

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Pastore, A.L., Finazzi Agrò, E. (2016). Neurogenic Voiding Dysfunction: Pathophysiology and Classification. In: Carbone, A., Palleschi, G., Pastore, A., Messas, A. (eds) Functional Urologic Surgery in Neurogenic and Oncologic Diseases. Urodynamics, Neurourology and Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29191-8_10

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