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Bladder Emptying: Contractility

  • Chasta Bacsu
  • Jack C. Hou
  • Gary E. LemackEmail author
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Abstract

Bladder contractility is a measure of detrusor muscle contractile strength and it can be affected by a variety of factors. In this chapter, conditions such as detrusor underactivity, acontractile detrusor, detrusor hyperactivity and impaired contractility, and other abnormal forms of detrusor function will be discussed extensively with urodynamics tracings demonstrating each clinical scenario. Other factors that can affect bladder contractility, such as the bladder outlet, will also be reviewed in this chapter underscoring the importance of understanding the relationship between bladder contractility and outlet resistance. A properly performed urodynamic study is a powerful tool in better understanding disorders of bladder contractility.

Keywords

Detrusor Overactivity Bladder Outlet Obstruction Detrusor Contraction Detrusor Pressure Valsalva Leak Point Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of UrologyUT Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA

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