Opening vesical pressure: A new test to discriminate urethral sphincter deficiency?

Sefano Salvatore, Maurizio Serati, Vik Khullar, Fabio Ghezzi, Paola Triacca, Alessandro Digesù, Paolo Beretta, Pier Francesco Bolis

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Urethral sphincter deficiency (USD) is not standardised. Opening vesical pressure could reflect the pressure exerted to overcome urethral resistance during void; thus, we evaluated if it could discriminate USD. Women with urinary symptoms were prospectively assessed with a questionnaire and urodynamics and divided into three groups: urodynamic stress incontinence with USD (group 1), urodynamic stress incontinence related to urethral hypermobility without USD (group 2) and normal urodynamic (group 3). USD was defined as the concomitant presence of severe urodynamic stress incontinence, VLPP

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1435-1438
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007


  • Opening vesical pressure
  • Urethral sphincter deficiency
  • Urodynamic stress incontinence
  • Valsalva leak point pressure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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