Surgical treatment for stress urinary incontinence
Article first published online: 29 OCT 2007
International Journal of Urology
Volume 15, Issue 1, pages 27–34, January 2008
How to Cite
Harding, C. K. and Thorpe, A. C. (2008), Surgical treatment for stress urinary incontinence. International Journal of Urology, 15: 27–34. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-2042.2007.01918.x
- Issue published online: 1 JAN 2008
- Article first published online: 29 OCT 2007
- Received 13 May 2007; accepted 4 September 2007.
- stress urinary incontinence;
Abstract: The prevalence of stress urinary incontinence is quite significant with large numbers of women affected. Many of these women will not seek medical help in the belief that they will not be cured or improved. With the increasing numbers of procedures now available we present a review of both established and novel surgical techniques that is intended to help both urologists and primary care physicians in the counselling of patients complaining of stress incontinence. We compare the “gold standards” of surgical treatment for all types of stress incontinence with the newer techniques that have recently become popular among urologists and gynaecologists.