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The journal «ONCOSURGERY» 2013, Vol.5, No 1

Neurogenic bladder disorders in patients with tumors of the central nervous system

Popov SV, Schwartz PG, Kadykov AS

Science Neurology Center RSA
Contact: Popov Sergey Vitalyevich, e-mail:

Neurogenic bladder disorders are typical symptoms of central nervous system tumors. Tumor localization determines nature of bladder disorders. Irritative lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are more frequently observed when lesions are in frontal lobes of the brain, obstructive – when tumors are in thalamus, pons and spinal cord. Bladder disorders are usually observed in later stages of disease, but in some cases they appear in the debut. Determining the nature and sequence of occurrence of LUTS in some cases suggests the location and type of tumor, as well as prediction of further disease development. Surgical treatment of central nervous system (CNS) tumors does not always lead to complete disappearance of LUTS, which requires additional symptomatic therapy.

KEY WORDS: lower urinary tract symptoms, brain, tumors, neurogenic bladder disorders.


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