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Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2003 Feb 10;106(2):179-83.

Analysis of retropubic colpourethrosuspension results by suburethral sling with REMEEX prosthesis.

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  • 1Urogynaecology Unit of Universitary Hospital of the Canaries, Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, Universitary Hospital of the Canaries, Avenida Marítima del Sur S/N, Las Palmas de Gran, Canaria, Spain. jgarciah@meditex.ex



To describe the results after colpourethropexy with a REMEEX prosthesis in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence with associated genital prolapse.


A prospective analysis of all patients treated in our Urogynaecology Unit between November 2000 and March 2001.


There were 29 patients with mean age of 62 and mean body mass index of 28. All but one patients had stress incontinence (genuine or mixed) associated with a genital prolapse. The other patient was a failed past technique (Marshall-Burch). Cystometry was performed in 80% of the patients. Of these 93% had genuine stress incontinence and 7% mixed incontinence. The average operating time was 119min (CI: 60-310), and the mean hospital stay 5 days (CI: 3-13). There was one case of severe haemorrhage during surgery, four cases of wall seroma and one postoperative urinary infection. Concerning patient satisfaction, 90% of our patients felt they were cured, 8% were much better and 2% had a slight improvement. No patient had a worsening of symptoms after surgery.


We propose colpourethropexy by suburethral sling with a REMEEX prosthesis as suitable treatment for stress incontinence with associated genital prolapse.

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