Obstructive and Functional Abnormalities II

  • N. J. R. George


Bladder dysfunction may, of course, occur throughout life. Although attention is usually focused on the older age group, the obstructive and allied disorders may equally be found in younger men in whom residual urine may not yet have achieved significant physiological levels. To a certain extent it might be considered that to classify disorders into those with and those without residual urine is too artificial a division; age might be a better means of studying the patient populations. However, by concentrating on functional performance—the ability to clear urine from the urinary tract —true comparison may be made with disorders as identified in older men, and, most significantly, it might be possible to identify the long-term prognosis of patients with early dysfunctions.


Bladder Neck Lower Urinary Tract Chronic Prostatitis Detrusor Muscle Detrusor Pressure 
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