22 pts treated by radical perineal prostatectomy have been submitted to pelvic floor training soon after catheter removal, in order to assess faster continence reappraisal than that normally described in literature. 18 pts resulted dry within 4 months from surgical care. 2 pts resulted with stabilized mild stress incontinence due to daytime activity within 6 months from prostatectomy. 2 pts complained strong stress urinary incontinence over a period of more 9 months from surgery, but none resulted affected from continuous leakage. In this pts we observed a maximum time of continence reappraisal of 6 months with a minimum of 1 and an average of 4. An high perineal test has been found statistically correlated in the first three months from surgery with nocturnal continence reappraisal and the begging of diurnal micturion events (p <0.005). Pelvic floor exercises has been found useful in the treatment of post radical perineal prostatectomy stress urinary incontinence.
|Translated title of the contribution||Stress urinary incontinence after perineal radical prostatectomy|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Archivio Italiano di Urologia e Andrologia|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1995|
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