Archivos Españoles de Urología (Ed. impresa)
versión impresa ISSN 0004-0614
RODRIGUEZ ESCOBAR, Fernando y ARANO BERTRAN, Pedro. Urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy: Urinary artificial sphinter. Arch. Esp. Urol. [online]. 2009, vol.62, n.10, pp.838-844. ISSN 0004-0614.
Urinary artificial sphincter (UAS) is currently the gold standard treatment for urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy. 5-25% of the patients undergoing radical prostatectomy develop urinary incontinence. This complication generates important deterioration in the quality of life of these patients. Conservative and minimally invasive treatments, such as Kegel exercises, use of pads, drugs, and electrostimulation, or minor surgery have been used without success. This review summarizes the advantages and complications of the urinary artificial sphincter and its efficacy in the management of urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy.
Palabras clave : Urinary artificial sphincter; Urinary incontinence; Radical prostatectomy; Prostate cancer.