The ICS Board of Trustees is pleased to confirm that we have a new consensus document on assessment of patients with lower urinary tract symptoms where an undiagnosed neurological disease is suspected (occult neurourology).
Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are highly prevalent and a major cause of referral to urologists. The majority are standard situations, such as overactive bladder or benign prostate enlargement. LUTS are also a significant contributor to the impact of neurological disease (1). For most people with neurological disease, it will be diagnosed prior to contact with a urologist. However, there are some neurological conditions where LUTS can be an early feature in the disease progression. In some cases, this can mean LUTS are present, but the underlying neurological mechanism has not yet become evident.
Accordingly, urologists need to be able to identify patients for whom a referral to assess LUTS needs additional consideration to exclude an undiagnosed neurological disease. Practitioners need to remain alert to subtle features that should be further explored. It is important to identify a neurological mechanism for several reasons;
- To avoid adverse outcomes of urological intervention
- To minimise disease progression of the neurological condition by obtaining specialist input to disease management
- For patients to adapt their life according to prognosis.
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