Reflex urethral instability

Br J Urol. 1978 May;50(3):200-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410x.1978.tb02802.x.


Eleven patients with incontinence and large post-voiding residual urine volumes have been studied with a urodynamic technique. Results indicate that reflex urethral relaxation was responsible for urinary incontinence. A probable relationship of this syndrome to bladder overdistension is suggested by ancillary evidence.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Dilatation, Pathologic
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Urethra / physiopathology*
  • Urinary Bladder / physiopathology
  • Urinary Incontinence / physiopathology*
  • Urodynamics