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.
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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., 1988).
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.