A potential complication of prostatic adenomectomy and TURP is urinary incontinence. The incidence of this problem ranges from 0.1 to 1%. we reviewed our experience with 15 patients who were incontinent between 10 to 24 months after prostatectomy. We treated these patients with bladder training. At first, patients were evaluated for the type and extent of incontinence. Perineal exercise were taught in detail, tested for their correct use via simultaneous and abdominal examination. Patients were evaluated weekly for compliance. No pharmaceutical agents were used. All the 15 patients improved in the number of incontinence episodes 5 patients achieved total continence, while only one showed a little change. We conclude that patients who are incontinent after prostatectomy can improve with a well-done behavioral training program.
|Translated title of the contribution||Treatment of urinary incontinence in the patient operated on for benign prostatic hyperplasia|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Archivio Italiano di Urologia e Andrologia|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 1993|
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