Treatment of motor and sensory detrusor instability by electrical stimulation

J Urol. 1983 Jan;129(1):78-9. doi: 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)51928-x.


A new application of electrical stimulation to inhibit detrusor activity has been used in 15 patients with a variety of neural lesions. The results were astonishingly good and the device was well tolerated. In patients treated successfully for detrusor instability an absence of urgency occurred as a by-product of electrical stimulation. Therefore, stimulation was used to treat uncomfortable bladder urgency without detrusor instability and was successful in the majority of patients.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Electric Stimulation Therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Motor Neurons / physiology
  • Muscle Contraction
  • Muscle, Smooth / physiopathology
  • Neurons, Afferent / physiology
  • Urinary Bladder / innervation
  • Urinary Incontinence / etiology
  • Urinary Incontinence / therapy*