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Impact of the 'Repositioning Test' on Postoperative Outcome of Retroluminar Transobturator Male Sling Implantation

Bauer, Ricarda M. ; Gozzi, Christian ; Roosen, Alexander ; Khoder, Wael ; Trottmann, Matthias ; Waidelich, Raphaela ; Stief, Christian G. ; Soljanik, Irina

In: Urologia Internationalis, 90 (2013), Nr. 3. pp. 334-338. ISSN 0042-1138 (Druck-Ausg.), 1423-0399 (Online-Ausg.)

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate prospectively the value of the ‘repositioning test’ (RT) in preoperative patient selection for the efficacy of male stress urinary incontinence (SUI) treatment using a retroluminar transobturator male sling (AdVance sling).

PATIENTS AND METHODS: 65 consecutive patients with SUI after radical prostatectomy were included in this singlecenter prospective study. Preoperatively, patients were classified into those with ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ RT. Postoperative results were analyzed and the association between the result of the RT and postoperative outcome was evaluated.

RESULTS: 53 patients (81.5%) showed preoperatively a positive RT and 12 patients (18.5%) a negative RT. After a followup of 12 months, patients with positive RT showed a cure rate (0 pads/day) of 83% and patients with a negative RT showed only a cure rate of 25%. A positive RT significantly correlated with cure in outcome (p < 0.001).

CONCLUSIONS: Patients with positive RT have a significantly better hance for successful AdVance sling implantation. The RT is minimally invasive, easy to learn and easy to perform. Therefore, the RT is a very useful tool for preoperative patient selection.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Urologia Internationalis
Volume: 90
Number: 3
Publisher: Karger
Place of Publication: Basel
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2019 13:47
Date: 2013
ISSN: 0042-1138 (Druck-Ausg.), 1423-0399 (Online-Ausg.)
Page Range: pp. 334-338
Faculties / Institutes: Medizinische Fakultät Heidelberg > Orthopädische Klinik
Subjects: 610 Medical sciences Medicine
Uncontrolled Keywords: retroluminar transobturator male sling , repositioning test , AdVance sling , postprostatectomy stress urinary incontinence , preoperative patient selection
Additional Information: Dieser Beitrag ist aufgrund einer (DFG-geförderten) Allianz bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich. This publication is freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.
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