International Urogynecology Journal

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 100–103 | Cite as

Patient satisfaction following bladder neck suspension

  • T. H. Phillips
  • E. J. Zeidman
  • I. M. Thompson
  • T. C. Smith
  • M. E. Leggett
Original Article


Stress urinary incontinence is a common problem; 107 women undergoing bladder neck suspension between 1982 and 1989 were reviewed. Seventyfour responded via questionnaire and underwent chart review. Leakage resolved in 83%, with a mean follow-up of 23 months. Sixty-eight per cent were satisfied with the procedure outcome. Preoperative leakage with coughing and work-related activities predicted procedure success, while symptom resolution, number of postoperative pads required, leakage with preoperative coughing and work-related activities predicted patient satisfaction. Postoperative detrusor instability caused the discrepancy between leakage resolution and patient satisfaction. A complication rate of 15.9% was significantly higher in patients who had undergone prior procedures (p<0.001).


Quality of life Surgery Urinary incontinence Stress 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. H. Phillips
    • 1
  • E. J. Zeidman
    • 2
  • I. M. Thompson
    • 2
  • T. C. Smith
    • 3
  • M. E. Leggett
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Surgery, Department of UrologyWilford Hall Air Force Medical CenterSan Antonio
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, Urology ServiceWilford Hall Air Force Medical CenterSan Antonio
  3. 3.Baylor University Graduate Program in Health Care AdministrationBrooke Army Medical CenterHoustonUSA

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