Urinary retention for the neurologist

Academic Article


  • Urinary retention is a common problem, most often due to an anatomical lesion in the urinary tract causing obstruction, such as a urethral stricture or prostate enlargement. However, a subset of patients have no structural urological lesion, and so require neurological evaluation. We present a patient with acute urinary retention who was found to have chronic meningitis, and review the neurological causes for urinary retention.
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  • Smith MD; Seth JH; Fowler CJ; Miller RF; Panicker JN
  • Start Page

  • 288
  • End Page

  • 291
  • Volume

  • 13
  • Issue

  • 5