Outcome analysis of urethral wall stent insertion with artificial urinary sphincter placement for severe recurrent bladder neck contracture following radical prostatectomy.
PURPOSE: We present outcome and quality of life analyses for the treatment of post-radical prostatectomy bladder neck contracture with urethral wall stent insertion and subsequent artificial urinary sphincter placement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis from June 2001 to September 2007 identified 25 consecutive men who underwent urethral wall stent placement for severe, recurrent bladder neck contracture despite aggressive transurethral resection after radical prostatectomy. Assessment of symptoms and quality of life impact from urinary incontinence was conducted with a self-administered, standardized questionnaire. Nonparametric testing was used for comparing covariates among groups. Univariate Cox proportional hazards modeling was used to assess predictors of treatment failure. P values are double-sided and are considered statistically significant if
Magera, JS; Inman, BA; Elliott, DS
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