Neurophysiological assessment of the central motor pathway to the external urethral sphincter in man.

@article{Thiry1989NeurophysiologicalAO,
  title={Neurophysiological assessment of the central motor pathway to the external urethral sphincter in man.},
  author={A J Thiry and Paul Deltenre},
  journal={British journal of urology},
  year={1989},
  volume={63 5},
  pages={
          515-9
        }
}
A recently developed neurophysiological method by which the motor cortex in man can be electrically stimulated has been applied to the assessment of the central motor pathway to the external urethral sphincter. It was observed that there was parallel activation of the anal sphincter, the pelvic floor and the lower limb muscles, voluntary facilitation and marked inhibition during micturition. This method can be used to assess the volitional and the various segmental and suprasegmental influences… CONTINUE READING

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