[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
Other Articles
December 17, 1960

Micturition SyncopeReport of a Case

JAMA. 1960;174(16):2076-2077. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.63030160009019c

IN A STUDY of 82 healthy young adults who had experienced syncope on one or more occasions, Dermksian and Lamb1 encountered 4 individuals who had fainted with micturition. Proudfit and Forteza2 report 7 cases of micturition syncope. Six of their patients, whose ages varied from 16 to 37 years, had had their initial attack while relatively young. The seventh patient was 60 years of age when initial syncope occurred. All of their patients were in apparent good health. They observe that the initial attack usually takes place in early adulthood, during or after micturition, recurring at infrequent intervals and after the subject has been lying down before arising to urinate. McGee3 reported 2 cases of micturition syncope in men 22 and 32 years of age. The latter patient had the original attack when 27 years old. He describes no accompanying urologic symptoms. Kampmeier4 commented editorially on