Jan 1, 1976

The suspensory apparatus of the female bladder neck

Urologia Internationalis
K P Olesen, V Grau


Lateral cystourethrograms have shown a forwards-downwards displacement of the bladder neck in bladder base insufficiency, a type of stress incontinence. In search for the structure which in normal subjects prevents this displacement, a series of 10 dissections of the female pelvic floor was undertaken. The formerly described structures: The pubo-vesical ligaments and the precervical arc are shown. As a new finding it is demonstrated how these structures are dependent on an upwards-backwards suspension by a strong ligament in the fascia over the levator muscle.

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Malignant Neoplasm of Bladder Neck
Neoplasm of Uncertain or Unknown Behavior of Bladder
Carcinoma in Situ of Bladder
Articular Ligaments
Skull Base Neoplasms
Bladder Tissue
Neck of Urinary Bladder

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