Urodynamics of the Lower Urinary Tract
Urodynamics concerns the morphological, physiological, biomechanical and hydrodynamical aspects of storage and transport of urine. Since about 1950, when adequate instrumentation became available for the measurement of bladder pressure and urinary flow, clinical urodynamics has become an important subdiscipline in urology. In order to interpret the results of those measurements, basic urodynamic research became necessary. The field of urodynamics is subdivided into the urodynamics of the upper urinary tract (kidneys and ureters) and the urodynamics of the lower urinary tract (bladder and urethra). This chapter considers the urodynamics of the lower urinary tract.
KeywordsLower Urinary Tract Bladder Wall Bladder Tissue Bladder Volume Contractile Element
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