Vol 79, No 1 (2008)

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Changing trends in the surgical treatment of female stress urinary incontinence – twenty two years observation

Tomasz Rechberger, Konrad Futyma, Paweł Miotła, Aneta Adamiak, Jacek Tomaszewski, Paweł Skorupski, Andrzej Wróbel, Krzysztof Postawski, Jerzy A. Jakowicki
Ginekol Pol 2008;79(1).


Objectives: The aim of this study was to analyze the changing trends in surgical treatment of female urinary incontinence (UI). Material and methods: Medical records of all women admitted to II Department of Gynecology from 1985 to 2006 were analyzed in order to find out how the female SUI treatment changed over these years. Results: During analyzed time 36819 patients were hospitalized in our Department and 77.6% (28568) of them were operated because of various indications. The number of SUI surgeries among all hospitalized women steadily rose from 1.93% in 1985 to 10.96% in 2006 reaching maximum in 2005 (13.73%). Clinical effectiveness of SUI surgeries markedly improved from 35% for anterior colporrhaphy to almost 90 % for suburethral slings. Conclusions: Introduction into clinical practice modern suburethral slings improved clinical efficacy of SUI treatment. The percentage of women admitted and treated surgically because of SUI steadily increased over the last years.

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