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Surgical Management of Urinary Incontinence

  1. 1. Sayantika Dhar Urinary Incontinence SURGICAL MANAGEMENT
  2. 2. Sayantika Dhar B efor e t h e sur ger y: • accurate diagnosis • assessment by- incontinence specialist, urologist or urogynecologist. • For pre-natal women or women planning to bear a child, doctors recommend holding off the surgery- it may undo any surgical fixture.
  3. 3. Sayantika Dhar A i m of su r gi cal m an agem en t : • recreating urethral support allowing for the normal functioning of the urethra during increased abdominal pressures.
  4. 4. Sayantika Dhar A ppr oach es for St r ess I n con t i n en ce  Abdominal approaches • Retropubic colpo-suspension – Burch – Marshall-Marchetti-Krantz (MMK)  Contemporary • Pubo-vaginal sling • Tension free vaginal tape (TVT) • Trans-obturator tape (TOT)
  5. 5. Sayantika Dhar Retropubic Colpo-suspension • Retropubic suspension surgery is used to treat urinary incontinence by lifting the sagging bladder neck and urethra that have dropped abnormally low in the pelvic area.
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  13. 13. Sayantika Dhar P u bo-vagi n al Sl i n gs • The procedure involves placing a band of sling material directly under the bladder neck (ie, proximal urethra) or mid-urethra, which acts as a physical support to prevent bladder neck and urethral descent during physical activity.
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  16. 16. Sayantika Dhar Tension Free vaginal Taping (TVT): • Through a small vaginal incision, permanent mesh- like material is placed underneath the urethra and anchored to the abdominal muscles above the pubic bone. • The mesh-like material remains as a permanent sling under the urethra, preventing incontinence when straining or coughing. • General anesthesia or local anesthesia is required.
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  19. 19. Sayantika Dhar • Less invasive, Small incisions- Local anesthesia • Same day or overnight surgery stay • Return to work in 2 - 3 weeks
  20. 20. Sayantika Dhar Transobturator Sling (TOT) • The transobturator sling (tot sling) is subfascial, ie the needle or the sling NEVER enters the retropubic space.
  21. 21. Sayantika Dhar Complications: • Difficulty urinating and incomplete emptying of the bladder (urinary retention), although this is usually temporary • Urinary tract infection • Difficult or painful intercourse
  22. 22. Sayantika Dhar Approach for Urge incontinence: Augmentation Cystoplasty Aim: increase bladder size
  23. 23. Sayantika Dhar Augmentation cystoplasty • Augmentation cystoplasty is the most often performed surgical procedure for severe urge incontinence. • In this surgery, a segment of the bowel is added to the bladder to increase bladder size and allow the bladder to store more urine.
  24. 24. Sayantika Dhar Augmentation cystoplasty Contraindications • Patients who are unable or unwilling to perform life- long intermittent catheterization should not undergo augmentation cystoplasty because of the high likelihood of ultimately requiring catheterization. • In addition, patients with inflammatory bowel disease, bladder tumors, or severe renal insufficiency should not undergo augmentation cystoplasty. • Patients with a short life expectancy - consider alternatives such as continued medical management.
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  26. 26. Sayantika Dhar Ur et h r al B ul k i n g Indications: • Stress or Urge incontinence • Poor or no response to conservative management
  27. 27. Sayantika Dhar A i m of bul k i n g • Build up the thickness of the wall of the urethra so it seals tightly when you hold back urine.
  28. 28. Sayantika Dhar • Performed under local anaesthesia • Collagen used as bulking agent • a skin test is done to check for allergies before the procedure
  29. 29. Sayantika Dhar Risks: • pain at the injection site • injury to the urethra, and • Migration/ dislodging of the bulking material
  30. 30. Sayantika Dhar THANK YOU

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