The efficacy of thulium laser vapo-enucleation in patients with large volume prostates: Outcomes from a single UK centre

M. Wanis, T. Seevagan, F. Alibeygi, M. Khan
2016 International Journal of Surgery  
6 sphincters were inserted. 60% of patients had no complications. 1 patient (20%) had ileoinguinal nerve irritation at 2 months. 1 sphincter failed mechanically at 15 months. This was replaced and the patient remained dry at 24 months. 4 out of 5 patients (80%) were dry at latest follow up; the remaining patient used 2-3 pads per day, an improvement from 6 pads with flooding preoperatively. Conclusion: In our experience the use of AUS is an effective and safe treatment for incontinence in women
more » ... with intrinsic sphincter deficiency or inappropriate urethral relaxation. We anticipate increasing future use of female AUS in our practice. http://dx.
doi:10.1016/j.ijsu.2016.08.452 fatcat:vdsjii5avrddhhyotlknwp6hwi