The Role of Striated Sphincter Muscle in Urethral Closure Under Stress Conditions: An Experimental Study

  • H. Heidler
  • F. Casper
  • J. W. Thüroff
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Decisive for urethral closure under stress is an increase in intraurethral pressure. This pressure increase is significantly affected by urethral tonus, passive pressure transmission and reflex pressure transmission. Approximately half of the urethral tonus is produced by the striated sphincter muscles (Rud et al. 1981; Tanagho 1979).


Pelvic Floor Pelvic Floor Muscle Urethral Pressure Pressure Transmission Urethral Closure Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Heidler
    • 1
  • F. Casper
    • 1
  • J. W. Thüroff
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of UrologyJohannes Gutenberg University, Medical SchoolMainzGermany
  2. 2.UCSF Urinary Stone CenterUniversity of California, San Francisco Medical SchoolSan FranciscoUSA

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