Insertion of extraurethral (non-circumferential) retropubic adjustable compression devices for stress urinary incontinence in men (IPG224)
Insertion of extraurethral (non-circumferential) retropubic adjustable compression devices for stress urinary incontinence in men
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on insertion of extraurethral (non-circumferential) retropubic adjustable compression devices for stress urinary incontinence in men in July 2007.
This guidance has been withdrawn as the use of this procedure is now covered in the clinical guideline on the management of lower urinary tract symptoms in men, published in May 2010, www.nice.org.uk/cg97. NICE has no plans to carry out further assessment of this procedure under the Interventional Procedures Programme.
During surgical treatment for prostate cancer the urethra may become damaged. This causes stress urinary incontinence, which is the involuntary leakage of urine during exercise or certain movements such as coughing, sneezing and laughing. Some men with stress incontinence may be helped by an operation in which a device is inserted behind the pubic bone and outside the urethra. The device consists of two fluid-filled balloons that apply pressure on the urethra to control leakage of urine.
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DetailsTopic area:Specialist advice sought from:Date notified to NICE:01 April 2002Provisional consultation date:Spring 2007Guidance issue date:25 July 2007Contact NICE about this projectTechnical lead
(for procedure specific enquiries or comments)Steven Barnes
Interventional Procedures Programme
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
10 Spring Gardens
This page was last updated: 15 June 2012
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