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Surgical treatment of urinary stress incontinence nowadays

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaunas University of Medicine, Lithuania
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Medicina 2007, 43(8), 671;
Received: 15 March 2006 / Accepted: 28 November 2006 / Published: 3 December 2006
There are various surgical methods for the treatment of female urinary stress incontinence. According to the opinion of American Association of Urologists, anterior colpoplasty is supposed to be the least effective for the long-term treatment out of four surgical treatment categories (anterior colpoplasty, suburethral sling, colposuspension, and long-needle sling). Nowadays, the open retropubic colposuspension (Burch operation) is considered the most effective and long-term treatment of the female urinary stress incontinence. A first-year postsurgical effectiveness is 85–90% for this operation. Tension-free vaginal tape (suburethral sling) operations are considered as much effective as the above-mentioned surgeries and tend to be very perspective. However, these operations require to be evaluated for their long-term systematic results.
Keywords: female urinary stress incontinence; operative urogynecology, minimal invasive surgery female urinary stress incontinence; operative urogynecology, minimal invasive surgery
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Barilienė, S.; Aniulienė, R. Surgical treatment of urinary stress incontinence nowadays. Medicina 2007, 43, 671.

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