To evaluate the efficacy and safety of the adjustable suburethral sling Remeex(®) in the treatment of male stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
Single-center prospective study of patients treated for SUI after radical prostatectomy or transurethral resection of prostate. The severity of incontinence was evaluated by the number of pads used per day. Success rate, complications and number of adjustments were studied.
From February 2011 to May 2015, Remeex(®) was implanted in 25 patients. The average preoperative number of pads used per day was 3,8 (±1,8). Sling tension has been adjusted the day after surgery in all patients. Mean follow-up was 31 months (±15). During follow-up, 6 patients did not need any readjustment (24%) and 15 patients (60%) had to be readjusted. One Remeex system had to be completely removed because of a sub-occlusive syndrome. Three patients had early infection requiring partial system removal (Varitensor). At the end of follow-up, 9 patients were cured (36%), 9 patients (36%) were significantly improved and 7 patients (28%) were not improved. Five patients are waiting for a new readjustment.
In this short series of patients who had prostatic surgery, at mid-term follow-up, the placement of a BSUA-R was associated with an improvement or cure of urinary incontinence symptoms in two-thirds of cases.
Progres en urologie : journal de l'Association francaise d'urologie et de la Societe francaise d'urologie. 2016 Dec 30 [Epub ahead of print]
B Leizour, A Chevrot, L Wagner, S Droupy, P Costa
Service d'urologie-andrologie, CHU de Nîmes, place du Pr R. Debré, 30029 Nîmes, France. Electronic address: ., Service d'urologie-andrologie, CHU de Nîmes, place du Pr R. Debré, 30029 Nîmes, France.