Physiological Principles for Surgical Correction of Detrusor Dysfunction
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Urinary incontinence may be the result of various forms of detrusor overactivity. Several surgical therapies have been devised, but with the exception of procedures to relieve urethral obstruction, none abolishes the overactivity or restores normal micturition. In general, ablative neurosurgery is considered only in patients with chronic neurologic disease. Bladder augmentation is useful in selected patients. The indications for urinary diversion in patients with detrusor overactivity and urge incontinence are quite limited.
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