The spinal cord descending pathway for micturition: analysis in patients with spinal cord infarction.

Journal of the neurological sciences

PubMedID: 9619638

Inatomi Y, Itoh Y, Fujii N, Nakanishi K. The spinal cord descending pathway for micturition: analysis in patients with spinal cord infarction. J Neurol Sci. 1998;157(2):154-7.
We present three patients with urinary retention caused by spinal cord infarction of the deep white matter bilaterally within the ventral and lateral columns. This region corresponds to the watershed of the anterior spinal artery. We consider therefore that the descending pathway to the bladder lies in this area.