Urinary incontinence in the elderly and age-dependent apoptosis of rhabdosphincter cells [letter]

Strasser,H.; Tiefenthaler,M.; Steinlechner,M.; Bartsch,G.; Konwalinka,G.
With advancing age, a progressive and age-dependent decrease of the density of striated muscle cells can be observed in the rhabdosphincter. This continuous loss of striated muscle cells due to apoptosis may finally lead to urinary incontinence
Lancet 1999 354(9182):918-919
Tags: 99418488; adolescence; adult; Age Factors; aged; Aged,80 and over; Apoptosis; cell; Cell Count; Child; Child,Preschool; female; human; Infant; male; middle age; Muscle,Skeletal; pathology; physiology; Urethra; Urinary Incontinence
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