Urethrovesical angle | definition of urethrovesical angle by Medical dictionary
the angle between the female urethra and the posterior vesical wall, normally about 90 degrees; narrowing of this angle in cystocele predisposes to stress incontinence.
an angle formed by the junction of the bladder wall and the urethra. Analysis of such angles was formerly considered to be a way of gauging the risk for stress incontinence. Also called vesicourethral angle.
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Increased bladder pressure may also narrow the urethrovesical angle
(between the female urethra and the posterior bladder wall), which is normally about 90 degrees (Dutton 1960; Tapp et al.
In addition, if the genital hiatus (levator hiatus) is closed at the time of colpectomy, a separate anti-incontinence procedure is rarely needed because the urethrovesical angle
is supported by the approximation of the levator muscle.
This is associated with rotational descent of the urethrovesical angle
, and most patients have associated stress urinary incontinence.