Evaluation and surgical management of intrinsic sphincter deficiency after radical prostatectomy.


Journal Article

Urinary incontinence following prostatectomy is usually due to intrinsic sphincter deficiency and is often referred to as post-prostatectomy incontinence (PPI). The male sling is an effective minimally invasive procedure for low volume PPI. Although the male sling procedure is becoming increasingly popular, the artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) remains the gold standard. Placement of the AUS cuff using the transcorporal technique salvages patients with urethral atrophy as well as prior AUS erosion or infection. As the surgical options for PPI expand, it is important to analyze the outcomes with contemporary surgical techniques and to develop an algorithm for procedure selection.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Flynn, BJ; Webster, GD

Published Date

  • January 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 180 - 186

PubMed ID

  • 16985599

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16985599

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2153-8182

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1523-6161


  • eng