Suprapontine Lesions and Neurogenic Pelvic Dysfunctions

Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation

  • Gianfranco Lamberti
  • Donatella Giraudo
  • Stefania Musco

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Donatella Giraudo, Francesco Verderosa
    Pages 23-33
  3. Julien Renard, Eugenia Fragalà, Gianfranco Lamberti, Federica Petraglia, Francesco Verderosa, Anna Cassio et al.
    Pages 53-60
  4. Marilena Gubbiotti, Antonella Giannantoni
    Pages 61-69
  5. Gabriele Bazzocchi, Mimosa Balloni, Erica Poletti, Roberta Manara, Paola Mongardi, Marica Vicchi et al.
    Pages 71-80
  6. Gaetano De Rienzo, Gianfranco Lamberti, Luisa De Palma, Donatella Giraudo, Elena Bertolucci, Giuseppina Gibertini et al.
    Pages 81-92
  7. David B. Vodušek
    Pages 107-114

About this book


This book provides a detailed review of neurogenic pelvic dysfunctions following a suprapontine lesion, since a clear understanding of the pathogenesis of vesical and bowel dysfunctions has become increasingly important in medical education.

It covers both urinary incontinence and retention, constipation and faecal incontinence resulting from ischemic, haemorrhagic and traumatic brain injury and Parkinson’s disease. It also offers a concise yet comprehensive summary of the neurologic examination of the pelvis: all chapters include the most up-to-date scientific and clinical information with the relevant level of clinical evidence.

The book is divided into three sections, which integrate basic science with clinical medicine. The first section features a general introduction and essential background into micturition and bowel neural control, focusing on cortical control. Section 2 is devoted to common clinical problems regarding the neurologic assessment of the perineum, while the last section summarises urological and bowel dysfunction in suprapontine lesions.

Providing a clear, concise and informative introduction to urology, it is a practical guide for professionals, medical students and residents in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Urology and Neurology.


Neurogenic bladder Neurogenic bowel dysfunction Ischemic stroke Bowel and bladder neural control Hemorrhagic stroke

Editors and affiliations

  • Gianfranco Lamberti
    • 1
  • Donatella Giraudo
    • 2
  • Stefania Musco
    • 3
  1. 1.Neurorehabilitation Unit and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Rehabilitation CenterSS Trinità HospitalCuneoItaly
  2. 2.Urology DepartmentSan Raffaele HospitalMilanoItaly
  3. 3.Department of NeurourologyCareggi University HospitalFlorenceItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-29774-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-29775-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2510-4047
  • Series Online ISSN 2510-4055
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