Purpose: To evaluate the clinical outcome after placement of AdVance® sling in men with stress urinary incontinence after prostate surgery.
Materials and methods: Incontinence was assessed on basis of number of pad usage. Patients' satisfaction was evaluated using a non-validated patient questionnaire at 12 months post-operatively.
Results: Incontinence cure rate (no pad usage) was 61.5% (16/26) and improvement (1-2 pads per day) was seen in 26.9% (7/26). No improvement was observed in 11.5% (3/26) of patients. A total of 87.5% (21/24) of patients were very satisfied with the operation 22 months after surgery. Success rate in patients with prior radiation therapy (20% cure; 40% improvement) was significantly worse.
Conclusions: Placement of the AdVance® sling represents an effective and safe treatment option for patients with post prostate surgery incontinence. Patients that underwent radiotherapy after prostate surgery had lower success rate.