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Archivos Españoles de Urología (Ed. impresa)

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CANSINO ALCAIDE, José Ramón et al. Paraurethral balloon implantation in the treatment of male urinary incontinence: La Paz University Hospital experience. Arch. Esp. Urol. [online]. 2007, vol.60, n.6, pp.647-655. ISSN 0004-0614.

Objectives: We want to show our experience with paraurethral balloon implantation in the treatment of male urinary incontinence. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed our series from March 2003 to March 2007, including 69 male patients with urinary incontinence, most of them after radical prostatectomy. Results: 6 patients did not have their first follow-up visit after surgery. Mean follow-up was 22 months (3-48). 57.14% of the patients (36/63 do not need pads, and 12.69% use one safety pad (8/63); therefore 69.83% (44/63) of the patients are dry or use one safety pad. If we stratify patients by incontinence severity, 81.25% of the patients with mild incontinence and 59.25% with moderate incontinence are dry. Nevertheless, only 35% of the patients with severe incontinence are dry (no protection). Conclusions: In our experience, we believe that paraurethral balloon implantation could be the first therapeutic option for mild and moderate male urinary incontinence.

Keywords : Urinary incontinence; Prostatic surgery.

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