The role of electrophysiology in the evaluation of incontinence and prolapse.

@article{Vodusek2002TheRO,
  title={The role of electrophysiology in the evaluation of incontinence and prolapse.},
  author={David Bozidar Vodusek},
  journal={Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology},
  year={2002},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={509-14}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Apart from histopathology, electrophysiological methods are the only tests to reveal neuromuscular involvement in the absence of gross anatomical lesions. They have played a major role in establishing the neuromuscular lesion due to vaginal delivery as a risk factor for incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, but there is no consensus on the usefulness of different methods. It is timely to reevaluate their validity, and their role in urogynecology. RECENT FINDINGS The most… CONTINUE READING