Disturbances of bladder and urethral function in Parkinson's disease

Int Urol Nephrol. 1985;17(1):35-41. doi: 10.1007/BF02089401.


Bladder and urethral function was studied in a total of 68 patients, using cystometry and sphincter electromyography. A high incidence of disturbances of both detrusor and sphincter innervation was encountered. Upper urinary tract damage was rare. The pathophysiology of the dysfunctions of the lower urinary tract is discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Parkinson Disease / complications
  • Parkinson Disease / physiopathology*
  • Reflex, Abnormal / etiology
  • Reflex, Abnormal / physiopathology*
  • Urethra / physiopathology*
  • Urinary Bladder / physiopathology*
  • Urination Disorders / etiology