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Resel-Folkersma L.,Clynico San Carlos Hospital | Salinas-Casado J.,Clynico San Carlos Hospital | Moreno-Sierra J.,Clynico San Carlos Hospital
Reviews in Clinical Gerontology | Year: 2014

Summary Prostate cancer is the most frequent tumour diagnosed in men, especially in older people. Radical prostatectomy is the treatment of choice for this disease, but is also the main cause of stress urinary incontinence in men by iatrogenic injury. This procedure is performed far more frequently now than 10 years ago, so the incidence of post-prostatectomy incontinence (PPUI) has increased. PPUI has a detrimental impact on a patient's quality of life and is a significant problem that needs to be solved. The artificial urinary sphincter is still the gold standard treatment for PPUI. In recent years, less invasive approaches such as suburethral slings have been used with promising results. The selection criteria and most appropriate choice of device for the treatment of PPUI are not well standardized. In this review, the different forms of assessment and management of PPUI will be discussed. © 2014 Cambridge University Press. Source

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