Surgery for stress urinary incontinence

Academic Article


  • Female stress urinary incontinence, a common problem causing various degrees of disability, is attributable to defective external or internal urethral sphinter mechanisms. Evaluation of the problem should include objective testing. Management options include conservative (nonoperative) and surgical approaches that may be individualized to the particular patient's needs. The authors discuss the various surgical procedures, their indications, success rates, and complications.
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    Author List

  • Varner RE; Sparks JM
  • Start Page

  • 1111
  • End Page

  • 1134
  • Volume

  • 71
  • Issue

  • 5