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J R Soc Med. 1987 December; 80(12): 753–754.
PMCID: PMC1291136

How does bladder function change in the early period after surgical alteration in outflow resistance? Preliminary communication.


A decrease in voiding pressures because of decreased outflow resistance has been demonstrated in 8 males, and conversely an increase in voiding pressures because of increased outflow resistance has been demonstrated in 7 females undergoing surgery. These changes occur in the early postoperative period.

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