Urethral sphincter function before and after radical prostatectomy: Systematic review of the prognostic value of various assessment techniques.

@article{Dubbelman2013UrethralSF,
  title={Urethral sphincter function before and after radical prostatectomy: Systematic review of the prognostic value of various assessment techniques.},
  author={Yvette D Dubbelman and J. L. H. Ruud Bosch},
  journal={Neurourology and urodynamics},
  year={2013},
  volume={32 7},
  pages={957-63}
}
AIMS Urethral sphincter incompetence is generally considered to be the most important contributing factor to post-radical prostatectomy incontinence (PRPI). The value of various assessment techniques used to objectify urethral sphincter function before and/or after RP is unclear. Our review addresses the following questions: In men having to undergo RP, which measurement techniques that assess pre-operative and post-operative urethral sphincter function have predictive value for the post… CONTINUE READING

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