J Korean Pain Soc.  1996 Nov;9(2):412-414.

Voiding Difficulty in Herpetic Neuralgia Patient: Two cases report

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  • 1Department of Anesthesiology, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.

Abstract

Herpes zoster is an infection by the varicella zoster virus in a partly immune compromised person such as old age, cancer, immune deficiency disease. When either the upper lumbar or sacral segments are involved, serious urinary retention caused by central spread of herpes zoster from dorsal root ganglion can occur. The urinary disturbance appears to have been due to motor dysfunction of detrusor muscle, trigone muscle, and internal sphincter. We experienced two cases of zoster affecting different segments of the spinal cord and resulting in urinary retention

Keyword

Herpes zoster; Urinary retention
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