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Epidemiology of Neurogenic Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction

  • Marcio A. Averbeck
  • Ulrich Mehnert
  • Riyad Al Mousa
  • Thomas M. Kessler


Neuro-urological symptoms/dysfunction result from a wide range of neurological disorders [1, 2]. The site of the lesion in the neurological axis determines the general pattern of lower urinary tract dysfunction, which is reflected in the patient’s symptoms (Fig. 10.1) [1]. Data on the prevalence/incidence of the underlying neurological disorder and the consecutive neuro-urological symptoms/dysfunction vary widely reflecting the high variability in the neurological cohort (i.e. early, medium and late stage of disease, limited number of included patients, often low level of evidence studies). The epidemiology of the neuro-urological data is summarized in Table 10.1.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcio A. Averbeck
    • 1
  • Ulrich Mehnert
    • 2
  • Riyad Al Mousa
    • 3
  • Thomas M. Kessler
    • 4
  1. 1.Video-Urodynamics Unit, Department of UrologyMoinhos de Vento HospitalPorto AlegreBrazil
  2. 2.Spinal Cord Injury Center and ResearchUniversity of Zürich, Balgrist University HospitalZürichSwitzerland
  3. 3.King Fahad Specialist HospitalDammamSaudi Arabia
  4. 4.Spinal Cord Injury CenterUniversity of Zürich, Balgrist University HospitalZürichSwitzerland

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