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Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1999 Jul;181(1):12-8.

Marshall-Marchetti-Krantz urethropexy and Burch colposuspension for stress urinary incontinence in women with low pressure and hypermobility of the urethra: early results of a prospective randomized clinical trial.

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  • 1Maternal-Infantile Department, General Hospital, the Obstetrics and Gynecology Division, Valduce Hospital, Italy.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The aim of the study was to compare the effects of Burch colposuspension and Marshall-Marchetti-Krantz urethropexy with videourethroscopic control in the correction of stress urinary incontinence in patients with low pressure and hypermobility of the urethra.

STUDY DESIGN:

Thirty women were randomly assigned to undergo 1 of the 2 surgical procedures from November 1993 to May 1996 (15 Burch colposuspensions and 15 Marshall-Marchetti-Krantz urethropexies) and were evaluated subjectively and objectively for stress urinary incontinence at 2 and 12 months. Data obtained were analyzed with the Student t test, the Fisher exact test, and the Wilcoxon signed rank test.

RESULTS:

At 1 year of follow-up 15 women in the Marshall-Marchetti-Krantz urethropexy group (100%) and 10 women in the Burch colposuspension group (66%) were subjectively considered cured (P =.02, 2-tailed Fisher exact test), and stress test results were negative in 14 women (93%) and 8 women (53%), respectively (P =.017, 2-tailed Fisher exact test). The resumption of spontaneous voiding was attained after 6.5 +/- 3.3 days in the Burch colposuspension group and in 20.5 +/- 13.4 days in the Marshall-Marchetti-Krantz urethropexy group (P <.001, 2-tailed Wilcoxon rank sum test).

CONCLUSION:

The high cure rate and low associated morbidity mark the Marshall-Marchetti-Krantz procedure with videourethroscopic control as more effective than Burch colposuspension in repairing stress urinary incontinence associated with low pressure and hypermobility of the urethra.

PMID:
10411835
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