Surgical technique to overcome anatomical shortcoming: balancing post-prostatectomy continence outcomes of urethral sphincter lengths on preoperative magnetic resonance imaging.

@article{Nguyen2008SurgicalTT,
  title={Surgical technique to overcome anatomical shortcoming: balancing post-prostatectomy continence outcomes of urethral sphincter lengths on preoperative magnetic resonance imaging.},
  author={Lang Hai Nguyen and Jay K. Jhaveri and Ashutosh Tewari},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2008},
  volume={179 5},
  pages={1907-11}
}
PURPOSE Shorter urethral sphincter length on preoperative endorectal magnetic resonance imaging has been associated with an increased risk of postoperative urinary incontinence as well as longer time to achieve continence. We determined that our techniques of anatomical reconstruction for restoring the continence mechanism could markedly improve continence outcomes, especially in patients with a shorter urethral sphincter. MATERIALS AND METHODS Our cohort consisted of 274 patients who… CONTINUE READING