Urinary incontinence can occur after surgery for benign and malignant diseases of the prostate, including radical prostatectomy and endoscopic prostate surgery. Most often the incontinence is mild or transient, however if it is severe or persists, the incontinence can have detrimental effects on patient's quality of life. Thorough evaluation of the patient with a detailed history, physical examination, and diagnostic studies is necessary to formulate the diagnosis and tailor the treatment The focus of this chapter is on the evaluation and treatment of post-prostatectomy stress urinary incontinence.
|Title of host publication||Prostatectomies|
|Subtitle of host publication||Procedures, Benefits and Potential Complications|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||20|
|State||Published - 2012|