oa South African Medical Journal - The controlling mechanisms in female stress incontinence

Volume 41, Issue 38
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Four interrelated mechanisms participate in normal urinary continence in women: the vesical neck-urethral complex, the urethral elastic (tone) mechanism, the urethral mechanisms assuring proper distribution of intra-abdominal pressure, and the reflex activity of the pelvic floor and external sphincter.

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