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Polycystic ovaries-urethral sphincter dysfunction syndrome

Disease definition

Polycystic ovaries-urethral sphincter dysfunction syndrome is characterised by urinary retention and incomplete emptying of the bladder associated with abnormal electromyographic activity. It has been described in 33 women, 14 of whom also had polycystic ovaries.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Fowler-Christmas-Chapple syndrome
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: Unknown 
  • Age of onset: Childhood, Adult, Adolescent
  • ICD-10: -
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C2931462
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 2365
  • MedDRA: -
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