Pathophysiology of the incompetent urinary sphincter

Firouz Daneshgari, Philippe E Zimmern

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The urinary sphincter is a term applied to the structures in the urethra that contribute to the function of opening and closing of the urethra. Anatomically, several structures have been identified that participate in the “sphincter” function of the urethra. Although the focus of this chapter is not on the detailed description of these structures, their mention is needed to allow the discussion on the pathophysiological causes of sphincteric failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Urinary Sphincter
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780824741853
ISBN (Print)9780824704773
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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