Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2020 , Vol 30 , Num 3
Urogenital Dysfunction and Treatment in Patients with Spinal Injury
1T.C. Sağlık Bakanlığı Yozgat Şehir Hastanesi, Üroloji Kliniği, Yozgat, Türkiye
2T.C. Sağlık Bakanlığı Ankara Şehir Hastanesi Anestezi ve Reanimasyon Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye
3T.C. Sağlık Bakanlığı Ankara Şehir Hastanesi, Üroloji Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye
Spinal cord injuries continue to be an important health problem, especially in developed societies. They require a multidisciplinary approach from the time of injury to the end of the process. Despite the improvements in diagnosis and treatment possibilities, the patient faces significant and irreversible late complications of injury. Urinary and sexual problems are often encountered in these patients, and seriously impair the quality of life depending on the location and severity of the lesion. Understanding the neuroanatomy and physiopathology of the urogenital system allows us to offer patients the most appropriate treatment option. Periodic monitoring of the urinary system, as well as the other organs and systems, is necessary for the early diagnosis and treatment of complications. In this review, urinary and sexual dysfunction and treatment alternatives are reviewed in patients with spinal cord injury. Anahtar Kelimeler : Sexual dysfunction, Neurogenic bladder, Spinal injury