INCONTINENCE OF URINE Dr .Ashraf Fouda Damietta General Hospital
Physiology of Micturition  <ul><li>•  Bladder innervation:   </li></ul><ul><li>somatic, parasympathetic (PSN) and sympathe...
Physiology of Micturition
<ul><li>•  Low bladder volumes : SNS is stimulated and PNS is inhibited </li></ul><ul><li>•  Bladder full:  PNS stimulated...
DEFINITION OF  INCONTINENCE OF URINE <ul><li>It is involuntary escape of urine </li></ul>
TYPES: <ul><li>1 . True  incontinence.  </li></ul><ul><li>2 . False  incontinence (ischuria paradoxica).  </li></ul><ul><l...
1. True (continuous) incontinence <ul><li>In this case, urine escapes continuously by day and by night.  </li></ul><ul><li...
2. False incontinence  ( Overflow incontinence)   <ul><li>It  is involuntary loss of urine following   overdistension of t...
4. Urgency incontinence  (precipitancy-detrusor instability or detrusor dyssynergia).   <ul><li>The woman feels the desire...
<ul><li>Detrusor instability, also called  overactive bladder , is a condition in which the bladder contracts involuntaril...
<ul><li>Detrusor instability caused by neurologic diseases such as cerebrovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, or spinal ...
Urge incontinence
STRESS INCONTINENCE   ) SPHINCTER INCONTINENCE-GENUINE STRESS INCONTINENCE)
DEFINITION <ul><li>It is involuntary escape of few drops of urine with increased intra-abdominal pressure as during strain...
DEGREES OF STRESS INCONTINENCE <ul><li>Grade I   </li></ul><ul><li>Incontinence occurs only  with severe stress , such as ...
PHYSIOLOGICAL ANATOMY <ul><li>The bladder neck and upper third or half of the urethra are above the level of the pelvic fl...
<ul><li>With increased intra-abdominal pressure,  the pressure is equally transmitted to the bladder and upper urethra and...
<ul><li>Is an involuntary muscle which surrounds the bladder neck. </li></ul>The internal urethral sphincter   (= bladder ...
The external urethral sphincter   <ul><li>is a voluntary muscle found between the superficial and deep perineal membranes ...
<ul><li>It empties the urethra after the act of micturition,  </li></ul><ul><li>Interrupts the flow of urine on desire  an...
<ul><li>At rest the urethra makes an angle of  90-100 degrees  with the base of the urinary bladder called the :  posterio...
During micturition the following  changes occur: <ul><li>1. Descent of the bladder neck with complete loss of the posterio...
Incidence of Subtypes of Urinary Incontinence in Women <ul><li>Stress Incontinence  50%   </li></ul><ul><li>Urge Incontine...
TYPES OF STRESS INCONTINENCE <ul><li>Type 1  :   There is complete loss of the posterior urethrovesical angle.  </li></ul>...
AETIOLOGY <ul><li>It is due to either : </li></ul><ul><li>Weakness of the internal urethral sphincter or  </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>1.  Congenital weakness  of the internal urethral sphincter, seen in the young nullipara. </li></ul><ul><li>2.  Co...
<ul><li>3.  Trauma  to the region of the bladder neck due to vaginal delivery or operation.  </li></ul><ul><li>The inciden...
<ul><li>4.  Menopause :  Lack of oestrogen leads to atrophy of bladder neck supports. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Pregnancy   and...
<ul><li>6.   Genital prolapse :  </li></ul><ul><li>If the bladder neck descends below the level of the pelvic floor, the i...
Pathophysiology of Stress Incontinence <ul><li>The basic pathology is urethral incompetence.  </li></ul><ul><li>This can b...
A) Urethral hypermobility  (80 - 90% of patients) <ul><li>This results from loss of the normal pelvic support mechanism of...
<ul><li>As the bladder neck support is weakened, the increase in intra-abdominal pressure is no longer transmitted equally...
B) Intrinsic Sphincter Dysfunction  (10 - 20% of patients) <ul><li>This results from damage to the sphincter due to: </li>...
Diagnosis
A. History <ul><li>A detailed history differentiates between the different types of incontinence.  </li></ul><ul><li>Stres...
B. Diagnostic Tests
1. Stress Test <ul><li>The bladder must be moderately full.  </li></ul><ul><li>The patient in the lithotomy position, the ...
2. Bonney  test <ul><li>It is indicated in case of a positive stress test associated with a cystocele.  </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>Indicated in case of a  negative stress test  associated with a large cystocele to diagnose hidden stress incontin...
4. Examination of Urine <ul><li>Urinalysis, culture and sensitivity to exclude cystitis. </li></ul>
<ul><li>To exclude lesions in the urethra and bladder.  </li></ul><ul><li>The bladder neck is examined.  </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>A radio-opaque dye is injected by a catheter into the bladder.  </li></ul><ul><li>On straining, the lateral view w...
7.  Urodynamics <ul><li>Medical science concerned with the study of urine transport from kidney to bladder as well as its ...
<ul><li>To measure the intravesical pressure while the bladder is filled with sterile water or carbon dioxide gas.  </li><...
Cystometrogram <ul><li>Involves filling the bladder to measure volume-pressure relationships.  </li></ul><ul><li>As the bl...
<ul><li>Patients with DI often have reduced bladder capacity  (< 300 ml)  and demonstrate urinary incontinence that is ass...
<ul><li>In patients with GSI, incontinence is demonstrated when the patients coughs or strains (e.g.,  Valsalva maneuver )...
8. The Cotton-Tip Applicator  (Q-Tip) Test <ul><li>A sterile applicator with a small piece of cotton at its tip is introdu...
(Q-Tip) Test <ul><li>In normal patients  the increase in the angle is less than 30 degrees.  </li></ul><ul><li>In stress i...
<ul><li>To maintain continence, the urethral pressure  (100-120 cm water)  must be higher than the intravesical pressure  ...
<ul><li>The urethral closing pressure   </li></ul><ul><li>Equals the intraurethral pressure minus the intravesical pressur...
<ul><li>Stress incontinence occurs if the length is  less than 1 cm . </li></ul>10. Measurement of  Urethral Length
<ul><li>It records the rate of urine flow through the urethra when the patient is asked to void spontaneously while sittin...
<ul><li>The normal female voids by the rule of &quot;20&quot;  </li></ul><ul><li>that is urine is passed at a rate of 20 m...
<ul><li>It gives information about funneling of the bladder neck,  both at rest and with Valsalva manoeuvre.   </li></ul>1...
By three-dimension transvaginal ultrasound <ul><li>The   continent women  have a thick wall internal urethral sphincter wh...
<ul><li>When rupture affects the  upper part  of the sphincter, the urethra appears  &quot;funnel-shaped&quot;.   </li></u...
What laboratory tests are helpful in evaluating incontinence? <ul><li>Postvoid residual  is an easy initial test to obtain...
<ul><li>Catheterization also provides a good opportunity to obtain urine for analysis and culture. </li></ul><ul><li>Urina...
Which tests are  most  helpful in differentiating between GSI and DI? <ul><li>Cystometrogram </li></ul><ul><li>Cystoscopy ...
TREATMENT
I. Prophylactic Treatment <ul><li>1. During labour, the bladder should be kept empty. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Episiotomy is p...
<ul><li>Indications : </li></ul><ul><li>1. Mild  stress incontinence. </li></ul><ul><li>2.The patient not completed her fa...
Conservative treatment cures or improves  50% of cases  and include: <ul><li>1 .  Physiotherapy:  Kegl perineometer may be...
<ul><li>4. Oestrogen therapy for menopausal patients:   </li></ul><ul><li>It causes thickening of the urethral mucosa and ...
<ul><li>7 .  Reduction of weight  in obese patients to reduce intra-abdominal pressure. </li></ul><ul><li>8 .  Stop caffei...
Il. Surgical Treatment <ul><li>It is the primary treatment of stress incontinence.  </li></ul><ul><li>The operation is don...
<ul><li>Urehroplasty  (Kelly,Kennedy,etc….) </li></ul><ul><li>Urethropexy  (Retropubic urethropexy e.g. Marchall-Marchitti...
A. Vaginal Operations
<ul><li>It consists of repair of cystocele and/or urethrocele.  </li></ul><ul><li>Vertical mattress sutures are then place...
2.  El-Hemaly urethrorrhaphy operation <ul><li>A vertical incision is made in the anterior vaginal wall.  </li></ul><ul><l...
3.  Vaginal tape operation  (TVT) 1996 <ul><li>The tape is made of prolene and has a curved needle at each end.  </li></ul...
<ul><li>The cystoscope is used by the assistant to make sure that the bladder is not pierced by the needle.  </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Simple, easy, relatively safe   with short recovery & little pain. </li></ul><ul><li>Reported cure is 86% & improv...
B. Abdominal Operations
<ul><li>The stitches are placed in the fascia on each side of the bladder neck and upper half of the urethra and are attac...
2.  Burch Operation  1968 <ul><li>Burch colposuspension  is the operation of choice .  </li></ul><ul><li>It corrects both ...
<ul><li>The success rate of the above abdominal operations is  80-90% </li></ul>
C. Combined Abdomino  vaginal Operations
1. Urethral Slings <ul><li>In this condition, there is damage or paralysis of the sphincteric unit which could even be in ...
<ul><li>A sling is put around the urethra at the bladder neck and either fixed around the rectus muscles or to the pubic b...
<ul><li>An incision is made in the vaginal wall to expose the bladder neck.  </li></ul><ul><li>A nylon suture is placed in...
<ul><li>An example is  Stamey operation  in which two Dacron tubes (1 cm) are used to give support to the bladder neck and...
ObTape transobturator sling <ul><li>September 10, 2003  new surgical implant for treatment of stress incontinence in women...
D. Artificial  Urinary Sphincter
<ul><li>Indicated when surgery fails to correct stress incontinence.  </li></ul><ul><li>The device consists of a cuff whic...
<ul><li>Under normal conditions the cuff is full with fluid thus closing the bladder neck.  </li></ul><ul><li>When voiding...
DETRUSOR INSTABILITY (DI)
DETRUSOR INSTABILITY <ul><li>The patient complains of urgency incontinence, frequency and nocturia.  </li></ul><ul><li>Inv...
<ul><li>Women typically complain of  urgency   followed by a large loss of urine. </li></ul><ul><li>Cystometry  confirms t...
TREATMENT of (DI) <ul><li>Bladder retraining drills :  </li></ul><ul><li>The patient is asked to pass urine every hour dur...
<ul><li>2.  Drugs  : </li></ul><ul><li>Which inhibit the contractions of detrusor muscle as anticholinergic drugs, tricycl...
SURGICAL TREATMENT OF URODYNAMIC STRESS INCONTINENCE RCOG EVIDENCE BASED  GUIDELINES  OCTOBER 2003
<ul><li>Surgery for stress incontinence of urine has been performed on women for over a century. </li></ul>
<ul><li>The anterior vaginal repair was the most popular primary procedure for stress incontinence up to the  1970s,  but ...
<ul><li>More sustained results are obtained from retropubic surgery. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Primary surgery should only be considered after  a period of conservative treatment from  a specialist therapist <...
<ul><li>The literature on surgery for stress incontinence  is extensive but is mainly based on  case series rather than ra...
<ul><li>Overall,  83%  of women reported improvement three months after continence surgery,  5%  had no change and  8%  re...
Surgical procedures
Anterior vaginal repair <ul><li>Anterior repair is less successful as an operation for continence than retropubic procedur...
<ul><li>Meta-analyses of heterogeneous studies suggest a continence rate  of between  67.8–72.0%. </li></ul>Anterior vagin...
<ul><li>The anterior colporrhaphy procedure remains in use, largely because of the relatively  low morbidity  of the proce...
<ul><li>The incidence of  long-term voiding disorders  following this procedure approaches  zero .  </li></ul><ul><li>Long...
<ul><li>The view of the American Urological Association is that  ‘anterior repairs  are the least likely of the four major...
<ul><li>Burch colposuspension is the most effective surgical procedure for stress incontinence, with a continence rate of ...
<ul><li>Voiding difficulty  has been reported in a mean of 10.3% of women after colposuspension (range 2–27%).  </li></ul>...
<ul><li>Ureteric damage  has been reported. </li></ul><ul><li>There was  no reported mortality  as a direct consequence of...
<ul><li>A Cochrane review has examined the place of Burch colposuspension among other continence procedures and concluded ...
<ul><li>Burch colposuspension is more effective than needle suspension and provides a similar subjective continence rate t...
Alternative suprapubic surgery <ul><li>The role of other suprapubic operations such as Marshall–Marchetti– Krantz , parava...
<ul><li>(MMK) retropubic procedure was a common anti-incontinence procedure between 1950–90s  and Krantz described a perso...
<ul><li>The mortality was 0.2%, with a 22% overall complication rate. </li></ul><ul><li>This operation has now fallen into...
<ul><li>A characteristic complication of MMK was  osteitis pubis , which occurs in 2.5% of patients who undergo a MMK proc...
<ul><li>Laparoscopic colposuspension has been the subject of several case series and cohort studies, which show  similar c...
<ul><li>There were no significant differences for postoperative detrusor overactivity or voiding difficulty. </li></ul>Lap...
<ul><li>There were trends towards a:   </li></ul><ul><li>higher complication rate and  </li></ul><ul><li>longer operative ...
<ul><li>Despite a quicker recovery,  the operation takes  longer to perform , is associated with  more surgical complicati...
Needle suspension procedures <ul><li>Needle suspension procedures should not be performed :  initial success rates are not...
<ul><li>Multiple suspension procedures have been described in the past. </li></ul><ul><li>The first procedure was describe...
<ul><li>Long-term follow up of the  percutaneous needle procedure   was only: </li></ul><ul><li>5% cured ,  with  </li></u...
<ul><li>Needle suspensions were more likely to  fail  than open retropubic procedures and there were more perioperative co...
Sling procedures <ul><li>Suburethral sling procedures were developed initially in the 1880s.  </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous a...
<ul><li>Aldridge  used rectus sheath strips , the  success rate  recorded in the literature would appear to range between ...
<ul><li>Sling procedures, using  autologous or synthetic materials , produce a continence rate of approximately 80% and an...
<ul><li>Numerous materials are available for use in a suburethral sling.  </li></ul><ul><li>As a generalization,  autologo...
<ul><li>Autologous rectus fascia and fascialata are probably the most common materials in use.  </li></ul>Sling procedures A
<ul><li>Synthetic material tends to be associated with a risk of erosion and sinus formation. </li></ul>Sling procedures A
<ul><li>Modifications designed to achieve greater stabilization, such as  anchorage to the pubic bone , are associated wit...
<ul><li>When compared with colposuspension procedures, the suburethral sling carries a similar success rate. </li></ul>Sli...
<ul><li>The intermediate and longer-term results for suburethral slings suggest that the ten-year continence rate is not d...
<ul><li>The American Urological Association considered that ‘ Retropubic suspensions and slings are the most efficacious p...
<ul><li>The Second International Consultation on Incontinence concluded that  suburethral slings represented ‘an effective...
<ul><li>The Prolene® tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) is relatively new, although increasing numbers of cohort studies of i...
<ul><li>The majority of women are potentially treatable without general anaesthesia and on a day-case basis. </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Short-term  voiding disorder  is described in  4.3%  of women, although longer term voiding disorder does not appe...
<ul><li>There have been a few individual case reports of urethral erosion, sometimes several years after surgery. </li></u...
<ul><li>Despite being more expensive than colposuspension,  the reduction in hospital stay makes the procedure  cost effec...
Injectable agents <ul><li>Injectable agents have a  lower success rate than other procedures : a short-term continence rat...
<ul><li>The procedure has a  low morbidity  and may have a role after other procedures have failed, e.g. when a diagnosis ...
<ul><li>The bulking agents (collagen, Teflon fat, silicone, Durasphere ) are injected in a  retrograde (more common)  or a...
<ul><li>Follow up was between three months and two years,  (mean of 12 months). </li></ul><ul><li>The  cure rate , defined...
<ul><li>For  silicone   Radley et al.  showed cure or improvement in  60%  in a prospective cohort of women with  recurren...
<ul><li>RCTs are needed for bulking agents. </li></ul><ul><li>The lack of morbidity associated with the bulking agents lea...
Artificial sphincters <ul><li>Artificial sphincters can be successfully used after previous failed continence surgery but ...
Preoperative management <ul><li>It is recommended that women undergoing surgery for urodynamic stress incontinence should ...
<ul><li>Prior to performing assess objectively the type of incontinence and the presence of any complicating factors such ...
<ul><li>Surgery should be performed by a surgeon who has been trained in the operation and who has a caseload that enables...
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  1. 1. INCONTINENCE OF URINE Dr .Ashraf Fouda Damietta General Hospital
  2. 2. Physiology of Micturition <ul><li>• Bladder innervation: </li></ul><ul><li>somatic, parasympathetic (PSN) and sympathetic (SNS) </li></ul><ul><li>• As urine fills the bladder, the detrusor stretches and allows the bladder to expand </li></ul><ul><li>• ~300 ml in bladder before the brain </li></ul><ul><li>recognizes bladder fullness </li></ul>
  3. 3. Physiology of Micturition
  4. 4. <ul><li>• Low bladder volumes : SNS is stimulated and PNS is inhibited </li></ul><ul><li>• Bladder full: PNS stimulated (bladder contracts) SNS inhibited (internal sphincter relaxes) </li></ul><ul><li>• Intravesical pressure > resistance within the urethra: urine flows </li></ul><ul><li>• Pudenal nerve innervates external sphincter </li></ul>Physiology of Micturition
  5. 5. DEFINITION OF INCONTINENCE OF URINE <ul><li>It is involuntary escape of urine </li></ul>
  6. 6. TYPES: <ul><li>1 . True incontinence. </li></ul><ul><li>2 . False incontinence (ischuria paradoxica). </li></ul><ul><li>3. Stress or sphincter incontinence. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Urgency incontinence </li></ul><ul><li>(precipitancy-detrusor instability or detrusor dyssynergia). </li></ul><ul><li>5. Nocturnal enuresis . </li></ul>
  7. 7. 1. True (continuous) incontinence <ul><li>In this case, urine escapes continuously by day and by night. </li></ul><ul><li>It is caused by: </li></ul><ul><li>(a) Urinary fistulae as vesicovaginal fistula; </li></ul><ul><li>(b) Ectopia vesica. </li></ul>
  8. 8. 2. False incontinence ( Overflow incontinence) <ul><li>It is involuntary loss of urine following overdistension of the bladder . </li></ul><ul><li>Overflow incontinence, usually short-term, can occur after vaginal delivery — especially if epidural anesthesia was used. </li></ul><ul><li>Other causes include diabetes, neurological diseases, severe genital prolapse, and post surgical obstruction. </li></ul>
  9. 9. 4. Urgency incontinence (precipitancy-detrusor instability or detrusor dyssynergia). <ul><li>The woman feels the desire to micturate but before she reaches the bathroom, urine passes involuntarily. </li></ul><ul><li>It is due to irritability of the bladder muscle and so the patient cannot inhibit it. </li></ul><ul><li>It is due to : </li></ul><ul><li>emotional disturbance, </li></ul><ul><li>neurologic diseases, and </li></ul><ul><li>bladder diseases as cystitis, stone or tumour. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Detrusor instability, also called overactive bladder , is a condition in which the bladder contracts involuntarily in response to filling. </li></ul><ul><li>It was called detrusor dys-synergia in the past. </li></ul><ul><li>It commonly presents as urge incontinence—leakage of urine associated with a strong desire to void. </li></ul><ul><li>No cause is identified in more than 90% of these patients. </li></ul><ul><li>Advancing age is an important risk factor . </li></ul>Detrusor instability (DI)
  11. 11. <ul><li>Detrusor instability caused by neurologic diseases such as cerebrovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, or spinal cord injury is called detrusor hyperreflexia. </li></ul><ul><li>Irritation of the bladder by inflammation (such as urinary tract infection) or prior pelvic surgery can also cause detrusor instability. </li></ul>Detrusor instability (DI)
  12. 12. Urge incontinence
  13. 13. STRESS INCONTINENCE ) SPHINCTER INCONTINENCE-GENUINE STRESS INCONTINENCE)
  14. 14. DEFINITION <ul><li>It is involuntary escape of few drops of urine with increased intra-abdominal pressure as during straining, sneezing, coughing, laughing ... etc. </li></ul>
  15. 15. DEGREES OF STRESS INCONTINENCE <ul><li>Grade I </li></ul><ul><li>Incontinence occurs only with severe stress , such as coughing, sneezing, etc … </li></ul><ul><li>Grade II </li></ul><ul><li>Incontinence with moderate stress , such as rapid movement or walking up and down stairs </li></ul><ul><li>Grade III </li></ul><ul><li>Incontinence with mild stress , such as standing. The patient is continent in the supine position </li></ul>
  16. 16. PHYSIOLOGICAL ANATOMY <ul><li>The bladder neck and upper third or half of the urethra are above the level of the pelvic floor. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>With increased intra-abdominal pressure, the pressure is equally transmitted to the bladder and upper urethra and urine will not escape </li></ul>PHYSIOLOGICAL ANATOMY
  18. 18. <ul><li>Is an involuntary muscle which surrounds the bladder neck. </li></ul>The internal urethral sphincter (= bladder sphincter)
  19. 19. The external urethral sphincter <ul><li>is a voluntary muscle found between the superficial and deep perineal membranes and surrounds the middle part of the urethra (compessor urethrae muscle). </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>It empties the urethra after the act of micturition, </li></ul><ul><li>Interrupts the flow of urine on desire and </li></ul><ul><li>It acts as a secondary defensive mechanism against escape of urine. </li></ul>The external urethral sphincter
  21. 21. <ul><li>At rest the urethra makes an angle of 90-100 degrees with the base of the urinary bladder called the : posterior urethrovesical angle . </li></ul><ul><li>The urethra also makes an angle of less than 30 degrees with the vertical line. </li></ul>
  22. 22. During micturition the following changes occur: <ul><li>1. Descent of the bladder neck with complete loss of the posterior urethrovesical angle (angle becomes 180 degrees). </li></ul><ul><li>2. Opening (funneling) of the bladder neck and upper urethra. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Descent of the urethra leading to increase in the angle between it and vertical line, so the angle becomes more than 30 degrees. </li></ul><ul><li>. In stress incontinence, one or all of the above changes occur with increased intra-abdominal pressure. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Incidence of Subtypes of Urinary Incontinence in Women <ul><li>Stress Incontinence 50% </li></ul><ul><li>Urge Incontinence 20% </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed 30% </li></ul>
  24. 24. TYPES OF STRESS INCONTINENCE <ul><li>Type 1 : There is complete loss of the posterior urethrovesical angle. </li></ul><ul><li>Type 2 : There is complete loss of the posterior urethrovesical angle together with increase in the angle between the urethra and vertical line to be more than 30 degrees. </li></ul><ul><li>This type leads to severe stress incontinence </li></ul>
  25. 25. AETIOLOGY <ul><li>It is due to either : </li></ul><ul><li>Weakness of the internal urethral sphincter or </li></ul><ul><li>Descent of bladder neck below the level of the pelvic floor. </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>1. Congenital weakness of the internal urethral sphincter, seen in the young nullipara. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Congenital defects as: </li></ul><ul><li>Epispadias, </li></ul><ul><li>Short urethra (less than 1 cm), </li></ul><ul><li>Wide bladder neck, and </li></ul><ul><li>Separation of symphysis pubis. </li></ul>AETIOLOGY
  27. 27. <ul><li>3. Trauma to the region of the bladder neck due to vaginal delivery or operation. </li></ul><ul><li>The incidence of stress incontinence increases with parity due to repeated birth trauma. </li></ul>AETIOLOGY In fact vaginal delivery is the commonest cause of stress incontinence.
  28. 28. <ul><li>4. Menopause : Lack of oestrogen leads to atrophy of bladder neck supports. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Pregnancy and continuous administration of oestrogen-progestogen preparation to induce psuedopregnancy state to treat endometriosis. </li></ul><ul><li>The hormonal imbalance with increased progesterone weakens the internal urethral sphincter. </li></ul>AETIOLOGY
  29. 29. <ul><li>6. Genital prolapse : </li></ul><ul><li>If the bladder neck descends below the level of the pelvic floor, the increased intra-abdominal pressure will be transmitted to the bladder and not to the upper urethra leading to escape of urine. </li></ul><ul><li>7. Organic nervous diseases as disseminated sclerosis. </li></ul>AETIOLOGY
  30. 30. Pathophysiology of Stress Incontinence <ul><li>The basic pathology is urethral incompetence. </li></ul><ul><li>This can be either due to: </li></ul><ul><li>A) Urethral hypermobility (80 - 90% of patients) </li></ul><ul><li>B) Intrinsic Sphincter Dysfunction (10 - 20% of patients) </li></ul>
  31. 31. A) Urethral hypermobility (80 - 90% of patients) <ul><li>This results from loss of the normal pelvic support mechanism of the bladder and urethra due to: </li></ul><ul><li>Trauma and stretching of vaginal delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Hysterectomy </li></ul><ul><li>Hormonal changes ( Menopause) </li></ul><ul><li>Pelvic denervation </li></ul><ul><li>Congenital weakness </li></ul>
  32. 32. <ul><li>As the bladder neck support is weakened, the increase in intra-abdominal pressure is no longer transmitted equally to the bladder outlet, and therefore instantaneous leakage occurs. </li></ul>A) Urethral hypermobility (80 - 90% of patients)
  33. 33. B) Intrinsic Sphincter Dysfunction (10 - 20% of patients) <ul><li>This results from damage to the sphincter due to: </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple prior operations </li></ul><ul><li>Trauma </li></ul><ul><li>Radiation </li></ul><ul><li>Neurogenic disorders including Diabetes Mellitus </li></ul><ul><li>Atrophic changes: lack of estrogen.   </li></ul>
  34. 34. Diagnosis
  35. 35. A. History <ul><li>A detailed history differentiates between the different types of incontinence. </li></ul><ul><li>Stress incontinence and detrusor instability frequently occur together. </li></ul><ul><li>Gradual onset after menopause suggests oestrogen deficiency. </li></ul><ul><li>History of vaginal repair or operation in the region of the bladder neck and history of any neurologic disease. </li></ul>
  36. 36. B. Diagnostic Tests
  37. 37. 1. Stress Test <ul><li>The bladder must be moderately full. </li></ul><ul><li>The patient in the lithotomy position, the two labia are separated, and the patient is asked to cough. </li></ul><ul><li>If urine escapes , the patient is incontinent. </li></ul><ul><li>If no urine escapes , the test is repeated while the index and middle fingers in the vagina press on the perineum to abolish reflex contraction of the levator ani muscles during straining. </li></ul><ul><li>If still no urine escapes, the test is repeated while the patient is standing with the legs separated. </li></ul>
  38. 38. 2. Bonney test <ul><li>It is indicated in case of a positive stress test associated with a cystocele. </li></ul><ul><li>To know if incontinence is due to descent of bladder neck or weakness of the sphincter . </li></ul><ul><li>The index and middle fingers are placed on both sides of the urethra to elevate the bladder neck upwards. </li></ul><ul><li>If no urine escapes on stress it means that the incontinence is due to descent of the bladder neck , but if urine still escapes it means weakness of the sphincter. </li></ul>
  39. 39. <ul><li>Indicated in case of a negative stress test associated with a large cystocele to diagnose hidden stress incontinence. </li></ul><ul><li>The cystocele is reduced, the cervix is grasped with a volsellum and pushed upward, then the patient is asked to cough. </li></ul><ul><li>If urine escapes, it indicates that the patient was continent because of kinking of the urethra. </li></ul>3. Yousef Test
  40. 40. 4. Examination of Urine <ul><li>Urinalysis, culture and sensitivity to exclude cystitis. </li></ul>
  41. 41. <ul><li>To exclude lesions in the urethra and bladder. </li></ul><ul><li>The bladder neck is examined. </li></ul><ul><li>It should close in response to straining. </li></ul><ul><li>However, it opens in case of stress incontinence. </li></ul>5. Cystourethroscopy
  42. 42. <ul><li>A radio-opaque dye is injected by a catheter into the bladder. </li></ul><ul><li>On straining, the lateral view will show absence of the posterior urethrovesical angle in more than 90% of cases. </li></ul><ul><li>Funneling of the bladder neck in the antero-posterior view may be seen in some cases. </li></ul><ul><li>The procedure is recorded on video tape (video Cystourethrography) to facilitate diagnosis and for education purposes. </li></ul>6. Cystourethrography
  43. 43. 7. Urodynamics <ul><li>Medical science concerned with the study of urine transport from kidney to bladder as well as its storage and evacuation </li></ul><ul><li>Classification: </li></ul><ul><li>1.Cystometrogram ( most important test), Filling Cystometry and Voiding Cystometry </li></ul><ul><li>2.Urethral pressure profile </li></ul><ul><li>3 . Uroflow </li></ul><ul><li>4.Electromyography </li></ul>
  44. 44. <ul><li>To measure the intravesical pressure while the bladder is filled with sterile water or carbon dioxide gas. </li></ul><ul><li>It diagnoses stress incontinence and detrusor instability. </li></ul><ul><li>The most important test. </li></ul>Cystometrogram
  45. 45. Cystometrogram <ul><li>Involves filling the bladder to measure volume-pressure relationships. </li></ul><ul><li>As the bladder is filled to its normal capacity of 300-500 ml , the pressure inside the bladder should remain low. </li></ul><ul><li>The patient usually experiences the first urge to void at 150-200 ml. </li></ul>
  46. 46. <ul><li>Patients with DI often have reduced bladder capacity (< 300 ml) and demonstrate urinary incontinence that is associated with involuntary bladder contractions (pressure increase above baseline) </li></ul>Cystometrogram
  47. 47. <ul><li>In patients with GSI, incontinence is demonstrated when the patients coughs or strains (e.g., Valsalva maneuver ). </li></ul><ul><li>The intravesical pressure at which leakage is noted (leak point pressure) is generally < 60 cm of water pressure if intrinsic sphincter deficiency is present. </li></ul>Cystometrogram
  48. 48. 8. The Cotton-Tip Applicator (Q-Tip) Test <ul><li>A sterile applicator with a small piece of cotton at its tip is introduced to reach the bladder neck. </li></ul><ul><li>The angle between the applicator and the horizontal is measured. </li></ul><ul><li>The patient then strains maximally using the Valsalva manoeuvre. </li></ul><ul><li>This causes descent of the bladder neck and upward movement of the applicator producing a new angle with the horizontal. </li></ul>
  49. 49. (Q-Tip) Test <ul><li>In normal patients the increase in the angle is less than 30 degrees. </li></ul><ul><li>In stress incontinence the change is more than 30 degrees indicating poor support and abnormal descent of bladder neck </li></ul><ul><li>The test is positive in more than 90% of cases with stress incontinence . </li></ul>
  50. 50. <ul><li>To maintain continence, the urethral pressure (100-120 cm water) must be higher than the intravesical pressure (0-20 cm water). </li></ul><ul><li>A special catheter; is used which measures the intravesical and intra-urethral pressure. </li></ul>9. Measurement of Urethral Pressure
  51. 51. <ul><li>The urethral closing pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Equals the intraurethral pressure minus the intravesical pressure (normally 90-100 cm water). </li></ul><ul><li>The length of the urethra along which urethral pressure exceeds bladder pressure is termed functional length of the urethra which is 3-4 cm . </li></ul><ul><li>In stress incontinence the urethral closing pressure is reduced . </li></ul>
  52. 52. <ul><li>Stress incontinence occurs if the length is less than 1 cm . </li></ul>10. Measurement of Urethral Length
  53. 53. <ul><li>It records the rate of urine flow through the urethra when the patient is asked to void spontaneously while sitting on uroflow chair. </li></ul><ul><li>It is used to evaluate patients with stress incontinence before surgery to exclude difficulty in voiding which may be increased by bladder neck surgery. </li></ul>11. Uroflowmetry
  54. 54. <ul><li>The normal female voids by the rule of &quot;20&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>that is urine is passed at a rate of 20 ml/second and the bladder is emptied in less than 20 seconds. </li></ul>
  55. 55. <ul><li>It gives information about funneling of the bladder neck, both at rest and with Valsalva manoeuvre. </li></ul>12. Sonographic
  56. 56. By three-dimension transvaginal ultrasound <ul><li>The continent women have a thick wall internal urethral sphincter which extends from the bladder neck and along 60-80% of the whole urethra. </li></ul><ul><li>In stress incontinence , the sphincter is torn as proved by appearance of areas of echolucency. </li></ul>
  57. 57. <ul><li>When rupture affects the upper part of the sphincter, the urethra appears &quot;funnel-shaped&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>When damage affects the lower part , the urethra appears &quot;vase-shaped&quot; . </li></ul><ul><li>When rupture affects the whole length of the sphincter, the urethra appears short and irregular. </li></ul>By three-dimension transvaginal ultrasound
  58. 58. What laboratory tests are helpful in evaluating incontinence? <ul><li>Postvoid residual is an easy initial test to obtain. </li></ul><ul><li>After the patient voids, there should be less than 50 ml of urine in the bladder. </li></ul><ul><li>Postvoid residual is measured by ultrasound or catheterizing the patient in the office. </li></ul><ul><li>A patient with an elevated Postvoid residual (repeat measurements greater than 100-200 ml) may have an underlying neurologic disorder. </li></ul>
  59. 59. <ul><li>Catheterization also provides a good opportunity to obtain urine for analysis and culture. </li></ul><ul><li>Urinalysis and urine culture help to diagnose urinary tract infection. </li></ul><ul><li>Blood work is required only if compromised renal function, diabetes, syphilis, or other systemic diseases are suspected. </li></ul>What laboratory tests are helpful in evaluating incontinence?
  60. 60. Which tests are most helpful in differentiating between GSI and DI? <ul><li>Cystometrogram </li></ul><ul><li>Cystoscopy : </li></ul><ul><li>should be performed especially in patients with: irritative bladder symptoms such as urgency, frequency, and hematuria </li></ul><ul><li>To rule out: </li></ul><ul><li>inflammation, </li></ul><ul><li>tumors, or </li></ul><ul><li>anatomic deformities </li></ul>
  61. 61. TREATMENT
  62. 62. I. Prophylactic Treatment <ul><li>1. During labour, the bladder should be kept empty. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Episiotomy is performed if necessary. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Physiotherapy. </li></ul><ul><li>Pelvic floor exercises are started after delivery. </li></ul><ul><li>These include repeated stoppage of the urinary stream during micturition and repeated contractions of the pelvic floor muscles. </li></ul>
  63. 63. <ul><li>Indications : </li></ul><ul><li>1. Mild stress incontinence. </li></ul><ul><li>2.The patient not completed her family as vaginal delivery may damage a bladder neck repair </li></ul><ul><li>3.Patient is unfit for surgery or refuses surgery. </li></ul><ul><li>4.When stress incontinence is combined with detrusor instability. </li></ul><ul><li>The latter should be treated at first before surgery is done for stress incontinence . </li></ul>II. Conservative (non-surgical) Treatment
  64. 64. Conservative treatment cures or improves 50% of cases and include: <ul><li>1 . Physiotherapy: Kegl perineometer may be used. </li></ul><ul><li>2 . Faradic current stimulation of the levator ani muscles to improve their tone. </li></ul><ul><li>3 . Vaginal cones: </li></ul><ul><li>A set consists of 5 or 9 cones. </li></ul><ul><li>Weight ranges from 20 to 100 grams. </li></ul><ul><li>Patient inserts the cone in the vagina and keeps it for 15 minutes twice daily. </li></ul><ul><li>If this succeeds she inserts the next cone. </li></ul><ul><li>This improves the tone of the pelvic floor muscles. </li></ul>
  65. 65. <ul><li>4. Oestrogen therapy for menopausal patients: </li></ul><ul><li>It causes thickening of the urethral mucosa and engorgement of the underlying blood vessels thus increasing the urethral pressure and resistance. </li></ul><ul><li>Oestrogen is given orally or as vaginal cream. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Alpha-adrenergic stimulants: which stimulate contraction of the internal urethral sphincter, e.g. ephedrine. </li></ul><ul><li>6. Large vaginal diaphragms, Hodge pessary to elevate ' and support the bladder neck. </li></ul>Conservative treatment cures or improves 50% of cases and include:
  66. 66. <ul><li>7 . Reduction of weight in obese patients to reduce intra-abdominal pressure. </li></ul><ul><li>8 . Stop caffeine (to avoid diuresis) and smoking (to avoid coughing) </li></ul><ul><li>9 . Injection of Teflon or bovine collagen in the submucosal layer in the region of the bladder neck. </li></ul><ul><li>This leads to narrowing of the urethral lumen and increased urethral resistance. </li></ul>Conservative treatment cures or improves 50% of cases and include:
  67. 67. Il. Surgical Treatment <ul><li>It is the primary treatment of stress incontinence. </li></ul><ul><li>The operation is done vaginally, abdominally, or abdominovaginally. </li></ul><ul><li>Almost 200 operations have been described. </li></ul>
  68. 68. <ul><li>Urehroplasty (Kelly,Kennedy,etc….) </li></ul><ul><li>Urethropexy (Retropubic urethropexy e.g. Marchall-Marchitti-Krantz, etc….) </li></ul><ul><li>Colposuspension ( Burch operation, Preyera , etc….) </li></ul><ul><li>Urethral slings (Aldridge operation, etc…..) </li></ul><ul><li>Tension free Vaginal Tape (TVT) </li></ul>
  69. 69. A. Vaginal Operations
  70. 70. <ul><li>It consists of repair of cystocele and/or urethrocele. </li></ul><ul><li>Vertical mattress sutures are then placed to plicate the whole urethra and bladder neck. </li></ul><ul><li>This gives support to the urethra and restores the normal posterior urethrovesical angle. </li></ul><ul><li>Operation is done for mild and moderate cases of stress incontinence. </li></ul><ul><li>Long term success rate is 55-65%. </li></ul>1. Kelly operation 1914
  71. 71. 2. El-Hemaly urethrorrhaphy operation <ul><li>A vertical incision is made in the anterior vaginal wall. </li></ul><ul><li>The torn edges of the internal urethral sphincter are sutured together to restore its integrity. </li></ul><ul><li>The repair restores the normal urethrovesical angles seen in continent women. </li></ul>
  72. 72. 3. Vaginal tape operation (TVT) 1996 <ul><li>The tape is made of prolene and has a curved needle at each end. </li></ul><ul><li>Operation is done using local infiltration anaesthesia. </li></ul><ul><li>Two small transverse incisions 5 cm apart are made in the suprapubic area. </li></ul><ul><li>A vertical incision is made in the anterior vaginal wall. </li></ul><ul><li>The needles of the tape are passed upward behind the pubic bone and brought out through the suprapubic incisions. </li></ul><ul><li>The tape is made to surround the mid-urethra. </li></ul>
  73. 73. <ul><li>The cystoscope is used by the assistant to make sure that the bladder is not pierced by the needle. </li></ul><ul><li>The tape is adjusted by pulling on its ends, and continence is confirmed by asking the patient to cough. </li></ul><ul><li>The ends of the tape are cut off and left free and not fixed to the tissues, </li></ul><ul><li>Finally the vaginal and suprapubic incisions are closed. </li></ul><ul><li>When stress occurs ,the recti will contract and pull on the tape to support the urethra and prevent escape of urine </li></ul>3. Vaginal tape operation (TVT)
  74. 74. <ul><li>Simple, easy, relatively safe with short recovery & little pain. </li></ul><ul><li>Reported cure is 86% & improvement is 11%. </li></ul><ul><li>Operation takes 20-30 minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>Complications: urine retention, parautrethral & paravesical hemorrhage, infection , bladder &bowel injury. </li></ul>T ension free V aginal T ape (TVT)
  75. 75. B. Abdominal Operations
  76. 76. <ul><li>The stitches are placed in the fascia on each side of the bladder neck and upper half of the urethra and are attached to the periosteum on the back of the symphysis pubis. </li></ul><ul><li>This restores the normal intra-abdominal position of the urethra. </li></ul><ul><li>Main complication is osteitis pubis (0.5-5%). </li></ul><ul><li>Nonabsorpable (as mersilene) or delayed absorbable sutures (as Vicryl or Dexon) are used. </li></ul>1. Mashall-Marchetti-Krantz 1949
  77. 77. 2. Burch Operation 1968 <ul><li>Burch colposuspension is the operation of choice . </li></ul><ul><li>It corrects both stress incontinence and cystocele. </li></ul><ul><li>The stitches are placed in the fascia on each side of the bladder neck and the base of the bladder and are attached to the iliopectineal ligaments (Cooper Ligaments), ( The pectineal part of the inguinal ligament) </li></ul><ul><li>Nonabsorpable or delayed absorbable sutures are used. </li></ul><ul><li>Operation can be done through the laparoscope. </li></ul>
  78. 78. <ul><li>The success rate of the above abdominal operations is 80-90% </li></ul>
  79. 79. C. Combined Abdomino vaginal Operations
  80. 80. 1. Urethral Slings <ul><li>In this condition, there is damage or paralysis of the sphincteric unit which could even be in a normal position. </li></ul><ul><li>The goal of surgery for Intrinsic Dysfunction is coaptation, support, and compression of the damaged sphincteric unit. </li></ul><ul><li>Simple suspension of the bladder neck is unlikely to correct the problem. </li></ul><ul><li>Urethral Sling Procedures is the best to achieve the goal. </li></ul>
  81. 81. <ul><li>A sling is put around the urethra at the bladder neck and either fixed around the rectus muscles or to the pubic bone. </li></ul><ul><li>- The sling could be taken from the rectus sheath &quot;Aldridge operation&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>- A nylon sling may be used &quot;Pereyra operation&quot;. </li></ul>Sling Operations
  82. 82. <ul><li>An incision is made in the vaginal wall to expose the bladder neck. </li></ul><ul><li>A nylon suture is placed in the fascia on each side of the bladder neck. </li></ul><ul><li>The two sutures are passed upward behind the symphysis pubis and are attached to the anterior rectus sheath. </li></ul><ul><li>The cystoscope is used to be sure that the needle does not pass through the bladder (endoscopic needle bladder neck suspension). </li></ul>2. Needle Bladder Neck Suspension Operations
  83. 83. <ul><li>An example is Stamey operation in which two Dacron tubes (1 cm) are used to give support to the bladder neck and to avoid the sutures cutting through the tissues. </li></ul>2. Needle Bladder Neck Suspension Operations
  84. 84. ObTape transobturator sling <ul><li>September 10, 2003 new surgical implant for treatment of stress incontinence in women has been approved by the FDA. </li></ul><ul><li>It was pioneered in 1999 by Emmanuel Delorme in France. </li></ul><ul><li>Soon became popular because the procedure is perceived to be simpler and faster, with less risk of complications, than alternative procedures. </li></ul><ul><li>In the last 2 years over 11,000 women have been successfully treated for stress incontinence with transobturator sling. </li></ul>
  85. 85. D. Artificial Urinary Sphincter
  86. 86. <ul><li>Indicated when surgery fails to correct stress incontinence. </li></ul><ul><li>The device consists of a cuff which is placed around the bladder neck. </li></ul><ul><li>A balloon reservoir, containing fluid is placed in the peritoneal cavity or under the anterior rectus sheath, and a small pump is situated in one labium major. </li></ul>D. Artificial Urinary Sphincter
  87. 87. <ul><li>Under normal conditions the cuff is full with fluid thus closing the bladder neck. </li></ul><ul><li>When voiding is desired the pump is pressed to force the fluid in the cuff to go back into the balloon reservoir so that voiding can occur. </li></ul><ul><li>The cuff then gradually refills over the next few minutes. </li></ul>
  88. 88. DETRUSOR INSTABILITY (DI)
  89. 89. DETRUSOR INSTABILITY <ul><li>The patient complains of urgency incontinence, frequency and nocturia. </li></ul><ul><li>Involuntary loss of urine also occurs when the women sits for a long time and stands to go to the bathroom. </li></ul><ul><li>She may pass urine with the sight or sound of water </li></ul>
  90. 90. <ul><li>Women typically complain of urgency followed by a large loss of urine. </li></ul><ul><li>Cystometry confirms the diagnosis. </li></ul><ul><li>Involuntary detrusor contractions of 15 cm of water or more occur during filling of the bladder. </li></ul>DETRUSOR INSTABILITY (DI)
  91. 91. TREATMENT of (DI) <ul><li>Bladder retraining drills : </li></ul><ul><li>The patient is asked to pass urine every hour during daytime and to increase the interval by 15 minutes every week until she passes urine every 2-3 hours. </li></ul>
  92. 92. <ul><li>2. Drugs : </li></ul><ul><li>Which inhibit the contractions of detrusor muscle as anticholinergic drugs, tricyclic antidepressants, and ephedrine. </li></ul><ul><li>Ephedrine stimulates alpha-adrenergic receptors in the internal urethral sphincter leading to contraction, and stimulates beta-adrenergic receptors in the detrusor muscle leading to relaxation. </li></ul>TREATMENT of (DI)
  93. 93. SURGICAL TREATMENT OF URODYNAMIC STRESS INCONTINENCE RCOG EVIDENCE BASED GUIDELINES OCTOBER 2003
  94. 94. <ul><li>Surgery for stress incontinence of urine has been performed on women for over a century. </li></ul>
  95. 95. <ul><li>The anterior vaginal repair was the most popular primary procedure for stress incontinence up to the 1970s, but over the last 20 years the operation has been criticized because of high recurrence rates. </li></ul>
  96. 96. <ul><li>More sustained results are obtained from retropubic surgery. </li></ul>
  97. 97. <ul><li>Primary surgery should only be considered after a period of conservative treatment from a specialist therapist </li></ul>
  98. 98. <ul><li>The literature on surgery for stress incontinence is extensive but is mainly based on case series rather than randomized trials . </li></ul>
  99. 99. <ul><li>Overall, 83% of women reported improvement three months after continence surgery, 5% had no change and 8% reported a worsening in their condition. </li></ul>
  100. 100. Surgical procedures
  101. 101. Anterior vaginal repair <ul><li>Anterior repair is less successful as an operation for continence than retropubic procedures and has been superseded by sling procedures. </li></ul><ul><li>Anterior repair still has a role in the treatment of prolapse without incontinence. </li></ul>A
  102. 102. <ul><li>Meta-analyses of heterogeneous studies suggest a continence rate of between 67.8–72.0%. </li></ul>Anterior vaginal repair A
  103. 103. <ul><li>The anterior colporrhaphy procedure remains in use, largely because of the relatively low morbidity of the procedure and its familiarity for gynecologists as an operation for prolapse. </li></ul>Anterior vaginal repair A
  104. 104. <ul><li>The incidence of long-term voiding disorders following this procedure approaches zero . </li></ul><ul><li>Long-term results decrease with time , such that a 63% continence rate at one year of follow up fell to 37% at five years of follow up. </li></ul>Anterior vaginal repair A
  105. 105. <ul><li>The view of the American Urological Association is that ‘anterior repairs are the least likely of the four major operative categories (anterior repair, suburethral sling, colposuspension, long-needle suspension) to be efficacious in the long term’. </li></ul>Anterior vaginal repair A
  106. 106. <ul><li>Burch colposuspension is the most effective surgical procedure for stress incontinence, with a continence rate of 85–90% at one year . </li></ul><ul><li>The continence rate falls to 70% at five years; this shows better longevity than other methods of treatment. </li></ul>Burch colposuspension A
  107. 107. <ul><li>Voiding difficulty has been reported in a mean of 10.3% of women after colposuspension (range 2–27%). </li></ul><ul><li>De novo detrusor overactivity has been described in a mean of 17% women (range 8–27%). </li></ul><ul><li>Genitourinary prolapse (enterocele, rectocele) has been reported in follow up at five years in an average of 13.6% women (range 2.5–26.7%). </li></ul>Burch colposuspension A
  108. 108. <ul><li>Ureteric damage has been reported. </li></ul><ul><li>There was no reported mortality as a direct consequence of the procedure. </li></ul><ul><li>The continence rate after Burch colposuspension falls if previous continence surgery has been performed. </li></ul><ul><li>In one study the continence rate fell from 84% for a primary procedure to 63% for secondary surgery </li></ul>Burch colposuspension A
  109. 109. <ul><li>A Cochrane review has examined the place of Burch colposuspension among other continence procedures and concluded that : </li></ul><ul><li>open colposuspension is the most effective surgical treatment for stress incontinence, especially in the long term. </li></ul>Burch colposuspension A
  110. 110. <ul><li>Burch colposuspension is more effective than needle suspension and provides a similar subjective continence rate to laparoscopic colposuspension (85–100% after 6–18 months of follow-up). </li></ul>Burch colposuspension A
  111. 111. Alternative suprapubic surgery <ul><li>The role of other suprapubic operations such as Marshall–Marchetti– Krantz , paravaginal repair and laparoscopic colposuspension, is unclear. </li></ul>B
  112. 112. <ul><li>(MMK) retropubic procedure was a common anti-incontinence procedure between 1950–90s and Krantz described a personal series of 3861 cases with a follow-up of up to 31 years and a 96% subjective continence rate. </li></ul>Marshall– Marchetti– Krantz (MMK) A
  113. 113. <ul><li>The mortality was 0.2%, with a 22% overall complication rate. </li></ul><ul><li>This operation has now fallen into disuse. </li></ul>Marshall–Marchetti–Krantz (MMK) A
  114. 114. <ul><li>A characteristic complication of MMK was osteitis pubis , which occurs in 2.5% of patients who undergo a MMK procedure. </li></ul><ul><li>The operation was less successful than Burch colposuspension at correcting a cystocele. </li></ul>Marshall–Marchetti–Krantz (MMK) A
  115. 115. <ul><li>Laparoscopic colposuspension has been the subject of several case series and cohort studies, which show similar continence rates between laparoscopic and open Burch colposuspension . </li></ul>Laparoscopic colposuspension A
  116. 116. <ul><li>There were no significant differences for postoperative detrusor overactivity or voiding difficulty. </li></ul>Laparoscopic colposuspension A
  117. 117. <ul><li>There were trends towards a: </li></ul><ul><li>higher complication rate and </li></ul><ul><li>longer operative times, </li></ul><ul><li>lower intraoperative blood loss, </li></ul><ul><li>less postoperative pain, </li></ul><ul><li>shorter need for catheterization, </li></ul><ul><li>shorter hospital stay and </li></ul><ul><li>earlier return to normal activities </li></ul>Laparoscopic colposuspension A
  118. 118. <ul><li>Despite a quicker recovery, the operation takes longer to perform , is associated with more surgical complications and is more expensive. </li></ul><ul><li>It is likely to be performed by surgeons highly skilled in both continence and laparoscopic techniques. </li></ul>Laparoscopic colposuspension A
  119. 119. Needle suspension procedures <ul><li>Needle suspension procedures should not be performed : initial success rates are not maintained with time and </li></ul><ul><li>The risk of failure is higher than for retropubic suspension procedures. </li></ul>A
  120. 120. <ul><li>Multiple suspension procedures have been described in the past. </li></ul><ul><li>The first procedure was described by Peyrera and numerous procedures have subsequently evolved from this, including the Stamey procedure , using suspending sutures and patch materials. </li></ul>Needle suspension procedures A
  121. 121. <ul><li>Long-term follow up of the percutaneous needle procedure was only: </li></ul><ul><li>5% cured , with </li></ul><ul><li>12% significantly improved and </li></ul><ul><li>83% considered the operation a failure. </li></ul>Needle suspension procedures A
  122. 122. <ul><li>Needle suspensions were more likely to fail than open retropubic procedures and there were more perioperative complications in the needle suspension group (48% compared with 30%). </li></ul><ul><li>Needle suspensions may be as effective as anterior repair but carry a higher morbidity </li></ul>Needle suspension procedures A
  123. 123. Sling procedures <ul><li>Suburethral sling procedures were developed initially in the 1880s. </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous authors have subsequently modified these procedures. </li></ul>C
  124. 124. <ul><li>Aldridge used rectus sheath strips , the success rate recorded in the literature would appear to range between 64% and 100%, with a mean continence rate in the region of 86%. </li></ul>Sling procedures C
  125. 125. <ul><li>Sling procedures, using autologous or synthetic materials , produce a continence rate of approximately 80% and an improvement rate of 90%, with little reduction in continence over time. </li></ul><ul><li>Only one synthetic sling procedure (tension-free vaginal tape) has been subjected to randomized study to date. </li></ul>Sling procedures A
  126. 126. <ul><li>Numerous materials are available for use in a suburethral sling. </li></ul><ul><li>As a generalization, autologous material is associated with a greater continence rate and fewer complications than either cadaveric material or synthetic materials. </li></ul>Sling procedures A
  127. 127. <ul><li>Autologous rectus fascia and fascialata are probably the most common materials in use. </li></ul>Sling procedures A
  128. 128. <ul><li>Synthetic material tends to be associated with a risk of erosion and sinus formation. </li></ul>Sling procedures A
  129. 129. <ul><li>Modifications designed to achieve greater stabilization, such as anchorage to the pubic bone , are associated with good results in the short term but carry a long-term risk of osteomyelitis at the site of anchorage. </li></ul>Sling procedures A
  130. 130. <ul><li>When compared with colposuspension procedures, the suburethral sling carries a similar success rate. </li></ul>Sling procedures A
  131. 131. <ul><li>The intermediate and longer-term results for suburethral slings suggest that the ten-year continence rate is not dissimilar from the one-year continence rate. </li></ul>A Sling procedures
  132. 132. <ul><li>The American Urological Association considered that ‘ Retropubic suspensions and slings are the most efficacious procedures for long-term success based upon cure/dry rate . </li></ul><ul><li>However, retropubic suspensions and sling procedures are associated with slightly higher complication rates, including postoperative voiding difficulty and longer convalescence. </li></ul>Sling procedures A
  133. 133. <ul><li>The Second International Consultation on Incontinence concluded that suburethral slings represented ‘an effective procedure for genuine stress incontinence in the presence of previous failed surgery. </li></ul>Sling procedures A
  134. 134. <ul><li>The Prolene® tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) is relatively new, although increasing numbers of cohort studies of its use are being reported. </li></ul><ul><li>The originator of the procedure reports that, at three years, 86% of women were ‘completely cured,’ while a further 11% were ‘significantly improved’. </li></ul>TVT A
  135. 135. <ul><li>The majority of women are potentially treatable without general anaesthesia and on a day-case basis. </li></ul><ul><li>Between 3% and 15% of women developed symptoms compatible with the onset of de novo detrusor overactivity. </li></ul>TVT A
  136. 136. <ul><li>Short-term voiding disorder is described in 4.3% of women, although longer term voiding disorder does not appear to be a specific feature. </li></ul>TVT A
  137. 137. <ul><li>There have been a few individual case reports of urethral erosion, sometimes several years after surgery. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a need for long-term results for this procedure. </li></ul>TVT A
  138. 138. <ul><li>Despite being more expensive than colposuspension, the reduction in hospital stay makes the procedure cost effective </li></ul>A TVT
  139. 139. Injectable agents <ul><li>Injectable agents have a lower success rate than other procedures : a short-term continence rate of 48% and an improvement rate of 76%. </li></ul><ul><li>Long term, there is a continued decline in continence. </li></ul>B
  140. 140. <ul><li>The procedure has a low morbidity and may have a role after other procedures have failed, e.g. when a diagnosis of intrinsic sphincter deficiency is made. </li></ul>Injectable agents C
  141. 141. <ul><li>The bulking agents (collagen, Teflon fat, silicone, Durasphere ) are injected in a retrograde (more common) or antegrade fashion in the periurethral tissue around the bladder neck and proximal urethra. </li></ul>Injectable agents C
  142. 142. <ul><li>Follow up was between three months and two years, (mean of 12 months). </li></ul><ul><li>The cure rate , defined as completely dry, was 48%. </li></ul><ul><li>The success rate (defined as dry or improved) was 76%. </li></ul>Injectable agents C
  143. 143. <ul><li>For silicone Radley et al. showed cure or improvement in 60% in a prospective cohort of women with recurrent stress incontinence on a 19-month follow-up. </li></ul><ul><li>Detrusor overactivity was an important cause of failures in this study. </li></ul>Injectable agents C
  144. 144. <ul><li>RCTs are needed for bulking agents. </li></ul><ul><li>The lack of morbidity associated with the bulking agents leads some people to believe that they should be more meaningfully compared with conservative therapy such as pelvic floor physiotherapy. </li></ul>Injectable agents C
  145. 145. Artificial sphincters <ul><li>Artificial sphincters can be successfully used after previous failed continence surgery but have a high morbidity and need for further surgery (17%). </li></ul>B
  146. 146. Preoperative management <ul><li>It is recommended that women undergoing surgery for urodynamic stress incontinence should have urodynamic investigations prior to treatment (including Cystometry). </li></ul>
  147. 147. <ul><li>Prior to performing assess objectively the type of incontinence and the presence of any complicating factors such as voiding difficulty or detrusor overactivity, which may affect the surgical decision </li></ul>Preoperative management
  148. 148. <ul><li>Surgery should be performed by a surgeon who has been trained in the operation and who has a caseload that enables him or her to provide a suitable level of expertise, especially when any repeat surgery is considered. </li></ul>Preoperative management
  149. 149. Thank you
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