Urodynamics. Role in incontinence and prolapse: A urology perspective

Benjamin E. Dillon, Dominic Lee, Gary E. Lemack

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Changes in pelvic floor as well as urethral anatomy and function occur with aging, which can result in prolapse and urinary incontinence. Aside from the socially debilitating impact incontinence has on patient's lives, it significantly affects the health care systems economically. Rates of incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) in women of this age demographic is estimated to be 30% to 94%, and 1 in 8 women may require surgical repair for POP or incontinence by their eighth decade, with a reoperation rate of 30%. This article reviews the role of UDS in the evaluation of urinary incontinence and POP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-272
Number of pages8
JournalUrologic Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2012


  • Burch colposuspension
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Urodynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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