Journal article

Long-Term Outcomes of External Sphincterotomy in a Spinal Injured Population

David Pan, Andrew Troy, John Rogerson, Damien Bolton, Doug Brown, Nathan Lawrentschuk

JOURNAL OF UROLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2009

Abstract

PURPOSE: External sphincterotomy is an accepted option for treating patients with detrusor-sphincter dyssynergia. However, long-term outcome data are limited. We ascertained the outcome of treatment results for this procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A database was reviewed for patients undergoing external sphincterotomy at a large tertiary referral spinal injuries center. RESULTS: For 84 primary sphincterotomies the mean duration of successful outcome was 81 months. A second procedure was required in 30 patients and mean duration of success thereafter was 80 months. Recurrent symptomatic episodes of urinary tract infection, recurrent detrusor-sphincter dyssynergia or upper tract dilatation e..

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