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Anatomy of Bladder and Urethral Support
Rania Farouk El Sayed, MD, PhD
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TERMINOLOGY

  • Definitions

    • Anterior compartment includes urinary bladder, urethra and its support system

GROSS ANATOMY

  • Urinary Bladder

    • Female Urethra

      Urethral Support System

      • Urethral Ligaments

        • Puborectalis Muscle

          Imaging Anatomy

          • MR of Urethral Support System

            • Perineal or Introital Dynamic Pelvic Floor Ultrasound

              Clinical Implications

              • Function and Dysfunction

                Selected References

                1. Sekhar A et al: Imaging of the female urethra. Abdom Radiol (NY). 44(12):3950-61, 2019
                2. Weledji EP et al: The anatomy of urination: what every physician should know. Clin Anat. 32(1):60-7, 2019
                3. Aoki Y et al: Urinary incontinence in women. Nat Rev Dis Primers. 3:17042, 2017
                4. Bennett GL et al: MRI of the urethra in women with lower urinary tract symptoms: spectrum of findings at static and dynamic imaging. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 193(6):1708-15, 2009
                5. El Sayed RF et al: Anatomy of the urethral supporting ligaments defined by dissection, histology, and MRI of female cadavers and MRI of healthy nulliparous women. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 189(5):1145-57, 2007
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                TERMINOLOGY

                • Definitions

                  • Anterior compartment includes urinary bladder, urethra and its support system

                GROSS ANATOMY

                • Urinary Bladder

                  • Female Urethra

                    Urethral Support System

                    • Urethral Ligaments

                      • Puborectalis Muscle

                        Imaging Anatomy

                        • MR of Urethral Support System

                          • Perineal or Introital Dynamic Pelvic Floor Ultrasound

                            Clinical Implications

                            • Function and Dysfunction

                              Selected References

                              1. Sekhar A et al: Imaging of the female urethra. Abdom Radiol (NY). 44(12):3950-61, 2019
                              2. Weledji EP et al: The anatomy of urination: what every physician should know. Clin Anat. 32(1):60-7, 2019
                              3. Aoki Y et al: Urinary incontinence in women. Nat Rev Dis Primers. 3:17042, 2017
                              4. Bennett GL et al: MRI of the urethra in women with lower urinary tract symptoms: spectrum of findings at static and dynamic imaging. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 193(6):1708-15, 2009
                              5. El Sayed RF et al: Anatomy of the urethral supporting ligaments defined by dissection, histology, and MRI of female cadavers and MRI of healthy nulliparous women. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 189(5):1145-57, 2007