What is the role of postvoid residual urine (PVR) measurement in the diagnosis of neurogenic bladder?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Bradley C Gill, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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The postvoid residual urine (PVR) measurement is a part of basic evaluation for urinary incontinence. If the PVR is high, the bladder may be poorly contractile or the bladder outlet may be obstructed. Both of these conditions can cause urinary retention with overflow incontinence.


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