Patient satisfaction following bladder neck suspension

T. H. Phillips, E. J. Zeidman, I. M. Thompson, T. C. Smith, M. E. Leggett

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Stress urinary incontinence is a common problem; 107 women undergoing bladder neck suspension between 1982 and 1989 were reviewed. Seventyfour responded via questionnaire and underwent chart review. Leakage resolved in 83%, with a mean follow-up of 23 months. Sixty-eight per cent were satisfied with the procedure outcome. Preoperative leakage with coughing and work-related activities predicted procedure success, while symptom resolution, number of postoperative pads required, leakage with preoperative coughing and work-related activities predicted patient satisfaction. Postoperative detrusor instability caused the discrepancy between leakage resolution and patient satisfaction. A complication rate of 15.9% was significantly higher in patients who had undergone prior procedures (p<0.001).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-103
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Urogynecology Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • Quality of life
  • Stress
  • Surgery
  • Urinary incontinence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Urology


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