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April 1979

Lower Urinary Tract Function and Dysfunction: Diagnosis and Management

Author Affiliations

New Haven, Conn

Arch Surg. 1979;114(4):551. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1979.01370280205043

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This book represents a successful effort in an area of urology characterized by explosive growth and equally explosive confusion. The relevance of neurourology, as we know it, has been questioned publicly by members of the urologic academic community and probably by urologists in general. The literature, vast and contentious, and urodynamic instrumentation, ever more expensive and impractical, have confused rather than clarified the issue.

This work contains a really masterful exposition of the relevant neurology, anatomy, neuropharmacology, and neurophysiology of the lower urinary tract. It provides a concise description of urodynamic technique and the rationale for urodynamic testing. It is the best single work currently available in these areas. The authors have integrated and made comprehensible an enormous variety of factual material. They treat the literature fairly and completely and without bias. The clinician familiar with this material will be able to define the pathophysiology and plan the treatment of

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