La neuromodulazione delle radici sacrali nel trattamento dell'incontinenza urinaria femminile da urgenza e mista

Translated title of the contribution: Sacral root neuromodulation in the treatment of female urge and mixed urinary incontinence

F. Cappellano, M. G. Ciotti, M. Pizzoccaro, M. Catanzaro, S. Santambrogio, F. Catanzaro

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Abstract

During the last years electric stimulation has been widely used for the treatment of chronic lower urinary tract dysfunctions, by stimulating the pelvic floor, the spinal cord of intravesically. Patients to be selected for permanent implantation, are first tested by a 3-5 days trial stimulation: during this period a wire electrode connected to an external stimulator is positioned percutaneously in one of the sacral foramina (best S3) near a sacral root. From April 94 to May 98, 47 patients (13 males and 34 females) with therapy resistant lower urinary tract dysfunctions for over 6 months underwent 63 PNE testing. In the female group (34 pts.) 16 out of 34 (47%) had a complete response during the PNE, 4 moderate, 3 slight (they are scheduled for another PNE or SANS) and 11 none. Ten pts. underwent a permanent implantation of a sacral root stimulator with a stable improvement of their symptoms at a mean follow up of 23.1 months (47-3).

Translated title of the contributionSacral root neuromodulation in the treatment of female urge and mixed urinary incontinence
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)111-121
Number of pages11
JournalUrogynaecologia International Journal
Volume12
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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