Combined diverticulectomy and anti-incontinence surgery for patients with urethral diverticulum and stress urinary incontinence: is anti-incontinence surgery really necessary?

Abstract

OBJECTIVE Urethral diverticulum has been identified in 0.6-6% of women and is diagnosed most frequently in the third to fifth decades. Combined diverticulectomy and anti-incontinence surgery are usually undertaken for patients with urethral diverticulum who present with symptoms of stress urinary incontinence. However, this approach may not always be necessary. CASE REPORT We report two cases with urethral diverticulum and stress urinary incontinence successfully treated with diverticulectomy only. CONCLUSION This clinical approach could avoid the potential complications of anti-incontinence surgery.

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@article{Juang2006CombinedDA, title={Combined diverticulectomy and anti-incontinence surgery for patients with urethral diverticulum and stress urinary incontinence: is anti-incontinence surgery really necessary?}, author={Chi-Mou Juang and Huann-Cheng Horng and Hung-Chuan Yu and Chih-Yao Chen and Chia-Ming Chang and Ken-Jen Yu and M C Yen}, journal={Taiwanese journal of obstetrics & gynecology}, year={2006}, volume={45 1}, pages={67-9} }