What is the role of urodynamic studies in the workup of chronic bacterial prostatitis (CBP)?

Updated: Jan 15, 2019
  • Author: Samantha D Kraemer, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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If patients have not responded to standard therapy or they have abnormalities on uroflometry or postvoid residual tests, further urodynamic studies may provide more information or diagnose a chronic voiding dysfunction. Video-urodynamics can be used to evaluate patient with storage or voiding symptoms to look for urethral obstruction, abnormalities of vesical neck, external sphincter dyssynegia, detrusor overactivity, or acontractile bladder. In patients with classic CBP symptoms, urodynamic studies may not provide any useful diagnostic information.


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