Translated title of the contribution: Radiological study of urinary stress incontinence and vesical prolapse in the female

G. Gavelli, L. De Florio, R. Canini

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The authors describe a method which permits a complete study both static and dynamic of the lower urinary tract. Radiological findings in vesical prolapse and urinary stress incontinence are discussed with reference to a personal series of 84 cases, 8 of which are presented in detail. The method described, which is simply performed, comprises a complete radiological study of both the static and dynamic conditions of the lower urinary tract, and in particular assumes an important role in the diagnosis of vesical prolapse and in stress incontinence whereby both the type and the severity may be demonstrated. On the other hand, by defining the precise cause of stress incontinence in certain female urinary difficulties, it may allow the patient to avoid a useless surgical intervention. In conclusion, we are convinced that the advance of our studies and the increasingly close collaboration between the clinician and the radiologist will lead in the future to the adoption of surgical techniques more specifically adapted to the precise anatomical and functional disorder in the individual case. The authors are confident from their experience of posterior stress incontinence that the success of the Marshall Marchetti procedure depends upon support of the bladder neck and upon shielding it from the effect of increased abdominal pressure.

Translated title of the contributionRadiological study of urinary stress incontinence and vesical prolapse in the female
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)726-736
Number of pages11
JournalRadiologia Medica
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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