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Postoperative Voiding Dysfunction in Women

Patterson, Danielle MD

Journal of Pelvic Medicine and Surgery: January-February 2009 - Volume 15 - Issue 1 - p 1-4
doi: 10.1097/SPV.0b013e31819cdf54
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Voiding dysfunction is a common complication after urogynecologic procedures. Rates in the literature are reported anywhere from 5% to 20%.1 The presentation of postoperative voiding dysfunction is varied, however, the etiology is usually obstruction. Appropriate management depends on proper evaluation and diagnosis.

Voiding dysfunction is a common complication after urogynecologic procedures. Appropriate management depends on proper evaluation and diagnosis.

From the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Reprints: Danielle Patterson, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis St., Boston, MA 02115. E-mail: dpatterson1@partners.org.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.