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Endoscopic vesicourethropexy. Experience and complications.

Abstract
Thirty-one patients with stress urinary incontinence were treated with the optical vesicourethropexy. Of these patients, 70.9 per cent had previous pelvic or vaginal operations, of which 59 per cent also had failed stress incontinence procedures. In 90 per cent of the cases, cure or improvement was obtained. However, the procedure is not free of complications (38%). Aside from the problems reported by others, vaginal bleeding or discomfort due to erosion of the mucosa by the Dacron pledget was observed. We also had a case complicated by an obstruction of the small bowel secondary to fixation of a jejunal loop to the retropubic area. We believe that excellent results may be obtained with this technique in patients with previous pelvic surgery or concomitant medical problems. Remarks in the evaluation of these patients and technical aspects of the procedure are presented.
AuthorsD L Diaz, B M Fox, M P Walzak, P T Nieh
JournalUrology (Urology) Vol. 24 Issue 4 Pg. 321-3 (Oct 1984) ISSN: 0090-4295 [Print] UNITED STATES
PMID6541389 (Publication Type: Journal Article)
Topics
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Endoscopy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Methods
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Urethra (surgery)
  • Urinary Bladder (surgery)
  • Urinary Incontinence, Stress (surgery)

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