Surgical management of stress incontinence in patients with low urethral pressure.

@article{Richardson1991SurgicalMO,
  title={Surgical management of stress incontinence in patients with low urethral pressure.},
  author={D. Ashley Richardson and A J Ramahi and Eva Chalas},
  journal={Gynecologic and obstetric investigation},
  year={1991},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={106-9}
}
Thirty-four women with genuine stress incontinence and low urethral closure pressure were studied pre- and postoperatively. A modified Burch retropubic urethropexy was performed in 29 patients with a cure rate of 78%, improvement in 7%, and failure in 15%. The modified Stamey procedure was performed in 5 patients with significant pelvic floor relaxation with a cure rate of 40% and improvement in 60%. If urethral mobility is present, traditional anti-incontinence procedures appear to be a… CONTINUE READING