Recurrent incontinence after retropubic surgery

M. Meschia, F. Bruschi, P. Barbacini, F. Amicarelli, P. G. Crosignani

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The aim of this study, carried out on 98 patients affected by stress urinary incontinence who underwent a Burch colposuspension, was to evaluate if postmenopausal hormonal deprivation and low urethral closure pressure are risk factors that could compromise the surgical outcome. We divided the patients into two groups: group A: 38 patients in menopause, group B: 60 premenopausal patients. After surgery, 17 (17.3%) patients had a persistent genuine stress incontinence, 11 patients (28.9%) in group A and 6 patients (10%) in group B. The difference in the failure rate between the two groups was statistically significant (p <0.05). Furthermore a low urethral closure pressure in postmenopausal women represents an adjunctive risk factor for the relapse of stress urinary incontinence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-28
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Gynecologic Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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