Intraoperative nerve stimulation with measurement of urethral sphincter pressure changes during radical retropubic prostatectomy: a feasibility study.

@article{Nelson2003IntraoperativeNS,
  title={Intraoperative nerve stimulation with measurement of urethral sphincter pressure changes during radical retropubic prostatectomy: a feasibility study.},
  author={Caleb Nelson and James E. Montie and E J Mcguire and Gary A. Wedemeyer and John T. Wei},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2003},
  volume={169 6},
  pages={2225-8}
}
PURPOSE We evaluated the feasibility of using intraoperative nerve stimulation and real-time urodynamic monitoring to identify the intrapelvic innervation of the urethral sphincter during radical retropubic prostatectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Using an intraurethral balloon pressure transducer and nerve stimulator changes in urethral pressure were measured in response to stimulation of the neurovascular bundles, pelvic side wall, bladder neck, rectus muscle and other structures in 8 patients… CONTINUE READING