Urethral pressure measurement after division of the external sphincter


The completeness and permanence of ‘division of the external sphincter’ is assessed in a group of 30 spinal injury patients.

The urethral pressure profile technique is effective in estimating the completeness of the operation.

Both in the short-term and the long-term (four months to 16 years) the results of the operation are excellent with no mortality.


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Abel, B., Cosbie-Ross, J., Gibbon, N. et al. Urethral pressure measurement after division of the external sphincter. Spinal Cord 13, 37–41 (1975). https://doi.org/10.1038/sc.1975.7

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