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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 236-244

Management of male urinary incontinence


1 Department of Urology, Royal Preston Hospital, London, United Kingdom
2 Morriston Hospital, London, United Kingdom

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Katie C Moore
Flat 8, 25 Old Lansdowne Road, Manchester, M20 2PB
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.65398

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The majority of male urinary incontinence seen is secondary to sphincter weakness following prostatic surgery. As there is a rising elderly population and increasing numbers of surgical interventions for prostate cancer, incidence of male incontinence is increasing. Hence, management of male incontinence has become a subject of increased interest for urologists. Various non-surgical and surgical approaches have been suggested for this devastating condition. Non-invasive therapies are suggested for early postoperative and mild incontinence. For surgical treatment the artificial urinary sphincter is still labeled the gold standard despite the introduction of several more minimally invasive treatments. However, as yet there is no consensus on the optimal timing and best modality for managing these men. Well designed, centrally funded clinical trials are required to establish which treatment modality to offer and when in the broad spectrum of male incontinence. This review focuses mainly on the management of post-prostatectomy incontinence since the management of other types varies little from the modalities of treatment in women.


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