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Fowler's syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Voiding dysfunction and polycystic ovaries
  • Polycystic ovaries urethral sphincter dysfunction
  • Fowler Christmas Chapple syndrome
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Overview

Fowler’s syndrome is characterized by urinary retention associated with abnormal electromyographic activity in young women in the absence of overt neurologic disease.[1][2] Some women with this syndrome have polycystic ovaries as well.[1][2]
Last updated: 12/31/2013

References

  1. Wein Aj. Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction in Neurologic Injury and Disease. In: Wein et al. Campbell-Walsh Urology, 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 2007;
  2. Polycystic ovaries - urethral sphincter dysfunction. Orphanet. March 2006; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=EN&Expert=2795. Accessed 12/31/2013.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Voiding dysfunction and polycystic ovaries
  • Polycystic ovaries urethral sphincter dysfunction
  • Fowler Christmas Chapple syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.