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J Urol. 1990 Aug;144(2 Pt 2):559-61; discussion 562-3.

Management of urinary incontinence by bladder tube urethral lengthening and submucosal reimplantation.

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Department of Surgery, Medical College of Ohio, Toledo.


We reviewed the first 25 urethral lengthening and reimplantation procedures done at our institution in 24 patients. All patients had failed to achieve dryness on medical or surgical therapy for total urinary incontinence. A total of 32 patients had neurogenic incontinence. The patients were followed for 1.5 to 7 years. Late complications included catheterization difficulties, vesicoureteral reflux, febrile urinary tract infection, calculi and peritonitis. Reoperations were required in 19 patients primarily because of our initial failure to recognize the necessity of providing a low pressure, high capacity reservoir. The reoperation rate on the continence mechanism was low. Of 24 patients 20 are continent and require no pads or diapers.

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