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Urol Clin North Am. 2012 Aug;39(3):279-87. doi: 10.1016/j.ucl.2012.05.002. Epub 2012 Jul 4.

Urethral bulking: a urology perspective.

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  • 1Department of Urologic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232-2765, USA. william.stuart.reynolds@vanderbilt.edu


Urethral bulking therapy (UBT) is a minimally invasive procedure for stress urinary incontinence that is beneficial for properly selected patients. Many different materials are available for UBT, although none fulfill all the qualities of an ideal agent. In general, short-term clinical results are encouraging; however, over longer follow-up, results are disappointing and retreatment is often necessary. Proper patient selection and management of patient expectations are paramount to successful application of UBT.

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