Structural brain correlates of neurourologic abnormalities in multiple sclerosis

C. Pozzilli, M. G. Grasso, S. Bastianello, A. Anzini, M. Salvetti, L. Bozzao, M. Von Heland, C. Fieschi

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We examined the relationship between cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and urinary dysfunction in 70 consecutive patients with definite multiple sclerosis. MRI-weighted lesion scores for seven different brain regions were recorded according to the number and size of cerebral lesions. Thirty-two subjects (46%) had urinary symptoms and 38 (54%) were asymptomatic. Subjects with urinary symptoms exhibited greater overall functional disability and a higher midbrain MRI-weighted lesion score than asymptomatic patients. No statistically significant group differences were found for the other brain regions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-230
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Neurology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1992


  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Urinary symptoms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology


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