Investigation of the Central Nervous System in Neurogenic Pelvic Dysfunctions by Imaging

  • Achim HermsEmail author
  • Alida M. R. Di Gangi Herms
Part of the Urodynamics, Neurourology and Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions book series (UNPFD)


Damage to the suprapontine structures may yield different types of pelvic organ dysfunctions.

The evolving field of brain imaging may help developing more punctual and differentiated diagnostic and therapeutic tools.

The goal of this chapter is to provide an introduction to the techniques of investigation of the suprapontine structures and to the evolution of the knowledge they have created.


Bladder Brain imaging fMRI Micturition control Suprapontine 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of UrologyGeneral Hospital Bressanone, Azienda Sanitaria dell’Alto AdigeBressanoneItaly
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyGeneral Hospital Bressanone, Azienda Sanitaria dell’Alto AdigeBressanoneItaly

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