Effect of sacral nerve blocks on the function of the urinary bladder in humans

G. L. Rockswold, W. E. Bradley, S. N. Chou

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Abstract

The authors report over 100 sacral root blocks performed in 50 patients with detrusor activation by air cystometry. The detrusor reflex was abolished with unilateral sacral blocks in over 50% of the patients. The nerve roots most frequently innervating the bladder were S 3 and S 4. Most of these patients suffered from multiple sclerosis and had spinal cord involvement. The possible pathophysiology and its significance regarding urinary bladder innervation are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-89
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1974

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