Urodynamics: The Practical Aspects

  • Kalaivani Ramalingam


Urodynamics is an investigative modality in patients with bladder dysfunction. The test evaluates the lower urinary tract function, that of the bladder and urethra. Performing a urodynamic evaluation not only requires knowledge of the procedure but also the pretest requirements and the working of the equipment used. Being an invasive investigation, the indications for this test should be clearly defined by the clinician for each patient.


Detrusor Overactivity Detrusor Contraction Detrusor Pressure Bladder Filling Intrinsic Sphincter Deficiency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyApollo HospitalsChennaiIndia

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