Preservation of putative continence nerves during radical retropubic prostatectomy leads to more rapid return of urinary continence.

@article{Hollabaugh1998PreservationOP,
  title={Preservation of putative continence nerves during radical retropubic prostatectomy leads to more rapid return of urinary continence.},
  author={Robert S. Hollabaugh and Roger R Dmochowski and Thomas Kneib and Mitchell S. Steiner},
  journal={Urology},
  year={1998},
  volume={51 6},
  pages={960-7}
}
OBJECTIVES Urinary incontinence is a significant complication of radical pelvic surgery. A better understanding of the neuroanatomy of the rhabdosphincter has led to the modification of the radical retropubic prostatectomy to optimize the recovery of postoperative urinary control. METHODS Mock radical retropubic prostatectomy was performed on fresh cadavers to determine which surgical maneuvers could injure what may be the continence nerves. To assess the clinical significance of modifying… CONTINUE READING

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