An Anatomical Classification – a New Paradigm for Management of Urinary Dysfunction in the Female

@article{Petros1999AnAC,
  title={An Anatomical Classification – a New Paradigm for Management of Urinary Dysfunction in the Female},
  author={Peter E Petros and Ulf Ulmsten},
  journal={International Urogynecology Journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={10},
  pages={29-35}
}
A new classification specifies anatomical defects in the anterior, middle and posterior zones of the vagina as causing urinary dysfunction. An external musculoelastic mechanism stretches the vagina to open and close the outflow tract. The same pelvic floor muscles provide a peripheral control mechanism for micturition. The stretched vagina prevents the filling bladder from activating the stretch receptors. Vaginal laxity may weaken the transmission of muscle forces, interfering with the… CONTINUE READING
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