The Neurogenic Bladder

  • R. B. Brown


Nervous control of the bladder implies conscious control imposed on an intrinsic emptying mechanism by important centres in the cerebral cortex, hypothalamus, sacral spinal cord and the bladder wall, linked by excitatory and inhibitory pathways (p.55).


Anal Sphincter Bladder Neck External Sphincter Neurogenic Bladder Intravesical Pressure 
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Further Reading

  1. Rockswold, G.L. and Bradley, W.E.: Use of sacral nerve blocks in evaluation and treatment of neurological bladder disease. Journal of Urology 118: 415 (1977).PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Hinman, F. Jr.: Hydrodynamics of Micturition ( Thomas, Springfield 1971 ).Google Scholar
  3. Oyarsky, S.: The Neurogenic Bladder ( Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore 1967 ).Google Scholar

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© ADIS Press 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. B. Brown
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Urology UnitAlfred HospitalMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Royal Australian NavyAustralia

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