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Stress incontinence

Retropubic suspension is a surgical technique used to improve urinary continence. In the procedure the bladder neck and urethra within the pelvic region are elevated and stitched to the pubic bone.


Review Date: 9/16/2011
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; and Scott Miller, MD, Urologist in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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