Treatment of Post-Prostatectomy Incontinence With Male Slings in Patients With Impaired Detrusor Contractility on Urodynamics and/or Who Perform Valsalva Voiding

Han J. S., Brucker B. M., Demirtas A., Fong E., Nitti V. W.

JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, vol.186, no.4, pp.1370-1375, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 186 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.juro.2011.05.089
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF UROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1370-1375
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: Male slings have emerged as a popular and efficacious treatment for men with post-prostatectomy stress urinary incontinence. Traditionally slings have been used with caution or avoided in men with impaired detrusor contractility or Valsalva voiding because of concern that patients will not be able to overcome the fixed resistance of a sling during micturition. We propose that men with post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence who have impaired contractility and/or void with abdominal straining for urodynamics can be safely treated with slings.