Bladder neck plication stitch: a novel technique during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy to improve recovery of urinary continence.

@article{Lee2011BladderNP,
  title={Bladder neck plication stitch: a novel technique during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy to improve recovery of urinary continence.},
  author={David I. Lee and Alexei Wedmid and Pierre J. Mendoza and Saurabh Sharma and Mary Walicki and Rachel L Hastings and Kelly P Monahan and Daniel Eun},
  journal={Journal of endourology},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 12},
  pages={1873-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Efforts to improve postprostatectomy incontinence have led to many modifications in surgical technique. We present our experience with a novel technique to improve continence outcomes in patients who are undergoing robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP). PATIENTS AND METHODS A consecutive series of 159 patients after initiation of a bladder neck plication stitch was compared with the most recent group before the change. After completion of the vesicourethral… CONTINUE READING

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