Evaluation and treatment of the female urethral syndrome

J Urol. 1980 Nov;124(5):609-10. doi: 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)55578-0.


We reviewed 160 patients who were evaluated for the urethral syndrome. Evaluation included urinalysis, urine culture, cystoscopy and excretory urography in all cases. Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory evaluation was done in 56 patients. Of these methods only the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory had significant positive findings revealing evidence for a conversion or psychophysiological etiology. Conservation treatment was equally effective as instrumentation.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Counseling
  • Cystitis / etiology
  • Cystitis / therapy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • MMPI
  • Middle Aged
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Silver Nitrate / therapeutic use
  • Urethral Diseases / complications
  • Urination Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Urination Disorders / therapy
  • Urination Disorders / urine
  • Urography


  • Silver Nitrate