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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Burch Retropubic Urethropexy for Genuine Stress Urinary Incontinence: A Review of Eight Cases

Disha A Rajput, Shalini M Valecha, Manisha Sarwade, Shrikant Dhumale

Citation Information : Rajput DA, Valecha SM, Sarwade M, Dhumale S. Burch Retropubic Urethropexy for Genuine Stress Urinary Incontinence: A Review of Eight Cases. J South Asian Feder Menopause Soc 2017; 5 (2):129-132.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10032-1121

License: CC BY 3.0

Published Online: 01-12-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction

Urinary incontinence (UI) is more common than any other chronic disease with the prevalence of approximately 23 and 55%. Among the various forms of UI, stress incontinence (SUI) is the most common (49%), with urgency incontinence (UUI) representing 21% and mixed type (MUI) at 29%. As it affects the quality-of-life of women, the restoration of urinary continence is one of the greatest challenges.

Aim

To review the cases of genuine SUI treated surgically by Burch retropubic urethropexy.

Results

We have managed surgically eight cases of genuine SUI by Burch retropubic urethropexy. On 1-year follow-up, none of the patients had any urinary complaints. All had responded well to surgery and patient's satisfaction index was good.

Conclusion

Since SUI is the commonest among incontinences, it is a challenge to diagnose and treat to improve quality-of-life of patients. Burch retropubic urethropexy is the gold standard treatment for SUI, especially if other indications exist for abdominal surgery. Even in the present era of less invasive vaginal procedures, results are comparable.

How to cite this article

Rajput DA, Valecha SM, Sarwade M, Dhumale S. Burch Retropubic Urethropexy for Genuine Stress Urinary Incontinence: A Review of Eight Cases. J South Asian Feder Menopause Soc 2017;5(2):129-132.


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