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11.3: Epidemiology

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  • There are no exact figures on the prevalence of neurologic disease of the lower urinary tract. It is important, however, to recognize that patients with neurological disease should be evaluated for lower urinary tract function. Any patient with unexplained lower urinary tract symptoms should be evaluated for possible neurologic abnormality. It is even more important that, before invasive surgery, including prolapse and incontinence operations, that that neurological conditions are considered, especially if the symptoms do not fit together.

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