Preservation of urinary continence and potency after cystoprostatectomy.

J. Ramon, P. Leandri, G. Rossignol, J. R. Gautier

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Abstract

Between 1980-1989 a total of 349 patients underwent one-stage radical cystoprostatectomy and an orthotopic bladder substitution. 278 patients underwent the Camey I bladder replacement and in 71 patients a detubularized ileal loop was utilized (Camey II). 75 patients underwent a potency-sparing cystectomy (32 patients of the Camey I and 43 patients of the Camey II groups). All patients were followed at least one year and had continence and potency assessment. Among the patients who underwent the Camey I procedure, 66% achieved daytime continence and 21% night-time continence 6 months after surgery. One year after surgery 86% of patients had normal continence during the day and 47% was continent during the night. 14% of patients had episodes of day-time incontinence one year after surgery. Among the patients who underwent the Camey II bladder replacement 86% achieved day-time continence and 59% night-time continence 6 months after surgery. At one year after surgery 91% was continent during the day, 72% was dry during the night and only 9% had episodes of diurnal incontinence. Potency was achieved in 24 of 32 patients (75%) with the Camey I bladder substitution, and in 34 of the 43 patients (79%) with the Camey II bladder substitution. Our data demonstrate that excellent rates of continence and potency are achievable in the post-cystectomy population. Patients with the Camey II bladder replacement achieve continence earlier than patients with the Camey I bladder substitution. Diurnal continence is slightly better after the Camey II procedure, one year after surgery, but the difference is not statistically significant. Nocturnal continence is significantly better with the Camey II bladder substitution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-132
Number of pages8
JournalProgress in Clinical and Biological Research
Volume378
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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