Objective: To compare retrospectively the efficacy of the anterior colporrhaphy procedure (AC) and the Marshall-Marchetti-Krantz operation (MMK) in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Methods: A retrospective analysis through a review of the medical records of Japanese women with stress urinary incontinence who were surgically treated at Kyushu University Hospital from 1980 through 1996. A questionnaire regarding the current status of urinary incontinence was sent to all patients. Results: A total of 103 patients could be evaluated, 77 of whom had undergone an AC, and 26 of whom had undergone an MMK. Postoperative complications were more common in the AC group (p < 0.05). There were no significant differences between the 2 groups in terms of the duration of hospital stay or postoperative catheterization. The long-term subjective cure rates of the ACs and the MMKs were 55% and 58%, respectively. Conclusions: The AC and the MMK were equally effective in treating stress urinary incontinence, and both showed decreased long-term subjective cure rates. The recurrence rate did not differ between the AC and the MMK. The AC had more postoperative complications and shorter recurrence intervals.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 1999|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology