Prog Urol. 2012 Jul;22(8):462-6
Authors: Even L, Guillotreau J, Mingat N, Castel-Lacanal E, Braley E, Malavaud B, Marque P, Rischmann P, Gamé X
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility, efficacy and tolerance of external urethral sphincter vaporization in saline for treating detrusor-sphincter dyssynergia.
MATERIAL: Between 2009 and 2011 a monocentric prospective study of ten men mean age 58±9 years with neurogenic detrusor-sphincter dyssynergia was carried out. Preoperative evaluation included kidney ultrasound scan, 24-hour creatinine clearance, urodynamics, retrograde and voiding urethrocystography and an at least 6 months temporary stent sphincterotomy. Postoperative assessment was composed of an ultrasound scan post-void residual volume measurement when the urethral catheter were removed and 1 year after the procedure, a retrograde and voiding urethrocystography at 3 months and a flexible cystoscopy at 1 year.
RESULTS: At the catheter removal, eight patients emptied their bladder at completion, a supra-pubic catheter was temporary left in one case and a patient had a permanent urinary retention. For a mean follow-up of 22±11 months, eight patients emptied their bladder at completion and two had a complete urinary retention related to a detrusor underactivity. An orchitis occurred in one case 1 month after the procedure and an urethral stricture in four cases in 12.75±5.68 months on average.
CONCLUSION: External urethral sphincter vaporisation saline was feasible and efficient for treating detrusor-sphincter dyssynergia but was associated with a high risk of urethral stricture.
PMID: 22732581 [PubMed - in process]