A case of acute urinary retention caused by periaqueductal grey lesion

Yaguchi, H.; Soma, H.; Miyazaki, Y.; Tashiro, J.; Yabe, I.; Kikuchi, S.; Sasaki, H.; Kakizaki, H.; Moriwaka, F.; Tashiro, K.
August 2004
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Aug2004, Vol. 75 Issue 8, p1202
Academic Journal
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This article discusses a case of acute urinary retention caused by periaqueductal grey lesion. Diseases of the central nervous system often cause disturbances in micturition. These diseases include lesions in the spinal cord, pons, cerebellum, hypothalamus, basal ganglia, and cerebrum. In the discussed case, a 31 year old man had sudden voiding difficulty resulting in urinary retention and was referred to a neurologist. Although no particular abnormalities were observed except for an abnormal signal intensity on magnetic resonance imaging in the right dorsal portion of the midbrain, he was suspected to have a demyelinating or inflammatory disease and 30 mg of oral prednisolone daily was prescribed.


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