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Teflon Injection for Incontinence After Radical Prostatectomy

  • Choonghee Noh
  • David Shusterman
  • James L. Mohler
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Part of the Current Clinical Urology book series (CCU)

Abstract

Urinary incontinence is a frequent complication after radical prostatectomy; rates vary widely depending on the skill and experience of the surgeon, patient age, and criteria used for reporting incontinence. A study of a large group of Medicare beneficiaries who underwent radical prostatectomy showed that almost half of the survey respondents reported daily urinary leakage, 32% required protection or used a penile clamp, and 6% required surgical intervention for treatment of urinary incontinence (1). Postradical prostatectomy incontinence impairs quality of life and results in significant patient expense.

Keywords

Urinary Incontinence Radical Prostatectomy Urethral Stricture Artificial Urinary Sphincter Collagen Injection 
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  • Choonghee Noh
  • David Shusterman
  • James L. Mohler

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