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Actas Urológicas Españolas

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PONCE DIAZ-REIXA, J. et al. Stress urinary incontinence surgical treatment with suburethral suprapubic SPARC sling. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2007, vol.31, n.10, pp.1129-1133. ISSN 0210-4806.

Introduction: Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) has a high incidence and important morbidity. Multiple surgical techniques have been described to treat it, with despair results. Suburethral slings have become, in recent years, a simpler and less invasive method to treat SUI surgically. Material and method: The purpose of this paper is to review, retrospectively, 86 patients treated at our institution, from 10/01 to 12/05 of SUI, with a suprapubic suburethral sling (SPARC). Results: Medium (range) age is 58.7 (39-80), hospital stay was 2.43 d (1-8) and catheter was removed 1.52 d (1-10). 14.5% of patients underwent other vaginal surgeries at same time, most frequently anterior colpoperineoplasty (10.7%). Complications are not very frequent; bladder perforation (5.8%), acute urinary retention (7%), chronic urinary retention (3.5%) and UTI (15.3%). Sling release was performed in 3.5% of women with chronic urinary retention. Total continence was found in 71.4% of patients with 10.1 months medium follow up (1-32). De novo urge symptoms were found in 26.2% of women, with urge incontinence in 54.5% of them. (p < 0,002; OR 5.0 (IC 95% 1.75-14.28). Conclusions: Suprapubic suburethral SPARC sling is a simple method, with few complications and fast social recovery. Outcome can be measured soon, with a high continence rate. De novo urge symptoms are high and they worsen functional results. It is necessary longer follow-up to evaluate long term outcomes.

Keywords : Stress urinary incontinence; Suburethral slings.

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