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Archivos Españoles de Urología (Ed. impresa)

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MENDEZ RUBIO, Santiago et al. Urodynamic evaluation in prostate cancer patients with urinary incontinence. Arch. Esp. Urol. [online]. 2009, vol.62, n.10, pp.793-808. ISSN 0004-0614.

Objectives: Update on the urodynamic evaluation in patients with prostate cancer who have incontinence. Methods: To review the urodynamic studies in prostate cancer patients who suffer from incontinence, irrespective of the treatment carried out. Results: The largest amount of information on urodynamic studies in patients with prostate cancer and incontinence was found in those with post-prostatectomy incontinence. There is much more limited work on irradiated patients, and after medical treatment. Conclusion: The urodynamic study in these patients may help clarify the etiopathogenic mechanisms of incontinence, try to predict risk factors before treatment and help the therapeutic decision making. Further studies are needed, especially in patients undergoing radiotherapy, to further assess the mechanisms involved in lower urinary tract abnormalities that occur in these patients.

Keywords : Urodynamics; Prostate cancer; Urinary incontinence.

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