Evoked Responses for Differentiating Neurogenic Lesions in the Urogenital System in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus

  • H. W. M. Anten
  • E. S. C. van Waalwijk van Doorn
  • F. M. J. Debruyne
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Neuropathy is one of the most common complications in patients with diabetes mellitus. Normally, this neuropathy is classified as somatic or autonomic. Somatic neuropathy is seen very frequently and can affect every part of the peripheral nerve system (Ellenberg 1982) and autonomic neuropathy can cause functional disorders in almost any organ. In particular, the cardiovascular, gastro-intestinal, sudomotoric, vasomotoric, endocrine and urogenital systems are involved. In case of an autonomic neuropathy both afferent and efferent fibres of the sympathetic and/or parasympathetic nerve systems can be affected (Hosking et al. 1978).


Autonomic Neuropathy External Anal Sphincter Pudendal Nerve Pelvic Nerve Hypogastric Nerve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. W. M. Anten
    • 1
  • E. S. C. van Waalwijk van Doorn
    • 1
  • F. M. J. Debruyne
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurology“De Goddelijke Voorzienigheid” HospitalSittardNetherlands

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