In the 22,160 patients treated in Germany for prostate cancer by prostatectomy, the costs for direct and indirect sequelae as the result of postoperative urinary incontinence are estimated to be 71.
8 million €. This greatly exceeds the costs of 69. 8 million € for the operation itself. This additional economic burden can, however, be decisively influenced by using a surgical technique that preserves the integrity of the urethral sphincter.
Der Urologe. Ausg. A. 2015 Sep 25 [Epub ahead of print]
V Lent, M Schultheis
, Bergstraße 19, 53498, Bad Breisig, Deutschland. Urologisches Zentrum für Anschlussheilbehandlung Bad Wildungen-Reinhardshausen, Bad Wildungen-Reinhardshausen, Klinik am Kurpark, Bad Wildungen, Deutschland.