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Is The Irritable Bladder Associated With Anterior Compartment Relaxation? A Critical Look At The ‘integral Theory Of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction’
Published 2001 · Medicine
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Summary: The ‘integral theory of pelvic floor dysfunction’, first proposed by Petros and Ulmsten in 1990, claims that anterior vaginal wall relaxation is associated with symptoms of urgency, frequency, nocturia and urge incontinence. A retrospective study was designed to test this hypothesis. Imaging data and urodynamic reports from 272 women suffering from symptoms of lower urinary tract dysfunction were evaluated. Opening of the retrovesical angle, bladder neck descent, urethral rotation and descent of a cystocele during Valsalva were used to quantify anterior vaginal wall laxity.