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Advances in Urology
Volume 2014, Article ID 303958, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/303958
Review Article

Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction in Pelvic Gynecologic Cancer: The Role of Urodynamics

1Jules Bordet Institute, 1 Rue Héger Bordet, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
2Université Libre de Bruxelles, 50 Franklin Roosevelt Avenue, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

Received 18 June 2014; Revised 1 November 2014; Accepted 3 November 2014; Published 23 November 2014

Academic Editor: Matthew Rutman

Copyright © 2014 Fouad Aoun et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The exact incidence of lower urinary tract dysfunction is not known and its pathogenesis is not completely understood. Advances in urodynamic assessment and widespread availability of a standardized technique have facilitated its exploration prior to and subsequent to the surgical management of patients with gynecologic pelvic cancer. We performed a PubMed and Medline literature search using the following keywords: bladder dysfunction, urinary dysfunction, and urodynamics and all these terms in combination with radical hysterectomy in order to analyze the role of urodynamics in patients with pelvic gynecologic cancer in the preoperative as well as in the early and late postoperative settings.