The advance transobturator male sling for post-prostatectomy incontinence: Subjective and objective outcomes with 3 years follow up


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To determine patient-perceived and clinical outcomes of the AdVance sling at 3 years follow-up in men with post-prostatectomy incontinence (PPI).


Data was prospectively collected of men with PPI treated with the AdVance male sling between February 2008 and March 2010. Twenty-four-hour pad counts and weights and patient completed validated questionnaires were obtained pre-operatively and at 3 years. The primary outcome was improvement in pad count with secondary outcomes of questionnaire scores and patient perception of success.


At a median follow-up of 39 months (IQR: 36–44), we identified 30 men meeting inclusion criteria who had the AdVance male sling placed for mild to severe PPI. Eighteen (60%) patients were cured (no pad usage or one pad for security) and an additional 4 (13%) showed improvement (≥50% reduction in pad usage). Eight (27%) patients failed: six patients underwent seven salvage procedures including urethral bulking with collagen (n = 1), Virtue perineal sling (n = 1), and artificial urinary sphincter (n = 5). There were 16 post-operative complications: 13 Clavien I, 2 Clavien II, and 1 Clavien IIIb.


AdVance male sling is an effective treatment option for PPI evidenced by objective improvements in 24-hr pad count and pad weight and patient perceived success via validated questionnaires. Neurourol. Urodynam. 34:251–254, 2015. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.