Low bladder compliance is clinically relevant, particularly when associated with a high detrusor leak point pressure (discussed later in the article); this can cause upper urinary tract distress leading to ureteral reflux, hydronephrosis, upper UTIs, renal scaring, and sometimes loss of renal function.
Detrusor leak point pressure test (DLPP) evaluates storage pressures as they relate to low bladder compliance.
Traces: Making sense of urodynamics testing--Part 6: Evaluation of bladder filling/storage: Bladder wall compliance and the detrusor leak point pressure.
elevated detrusor leak point pressure (>40 cm[H.
time trace with bladder filling, representing a typical poorly compliant bladder, where the capacity is reduced and the detrusor leak point pressure is elevated above the danger threshold of 40 cm[H.