Current Bladder Dysfunction Reports

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 135–141

Contemporary Incidence of Postprostatectomy Incontinence and Impact on Health-related Quality of Life


DOI: 10.1007/s11884-010-0058-3

Cite this article as:
Kumar, A. & Nitti, V.W. Curr Bladder Dysfunct Rep (2010) 5: 135. doi:10.1007/s11884-010-0058-3


The incidence of postprostatectomy incontinence (PPI) has been notoriously difficult to assess. We investigated the contemporary incidence of PPI and the impact of PPI on health-related quality of life. Large studies with patient self-reported outcomes and more than 12 months of follow-up demonstrated that 80% to 98.5% of men report using 0 or 1 pad per day, and that in the setting of cancer control, most men who use 0 or 1 pad per day consider themselves continent.


Radical prostatectomyPostprostatectomy incontinenceStress urinary incontinenceStress incontinenceProstate cancer

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of UrologyNew York University Langone Medical CenterNew YorkUSA