Advances in Urology

The Treatment of Iatrogenic Male Incontinence: Latest Results and Future Perspectives

Publishing date
01 Jun 2012
Submission deadline
02 Dec 2011

1Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, San Paolo Hospital, 17100 Savona, Italy

2Center for Genitourinary Reconstruction, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA

3Department of Urology, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Marchioninistrasse 15, 81377 Munich, Germany

4Department of Urology, Weinviertel Klinikum Korneuburg, 3-5 Wiener Ring, 2100 Korneuburg, Austria

The Treatment of Iatrogenic Male Incontinence: Latest Results and Future Perspectives


The iatrogenic male incontinence remains a critical determinant in the health-related quality of life after surgery. In the early postoperative period, the physicians usually tend to suggest a conservative management including pelvic floor muscle training and pharmacologic treatments. However, in case of persistence of incontinence, patients are offered invasive alternatives as the injections of bulking agents, the balloon compression device procedure, the suburethral sling positioning, and the artificial urinary sphincter implantation. In spite of many less invasive techniques being proposed in the last years, the artificial urinary sphincter seems to represent, until today, the gold standard treatment by which other surgical management must be still compared.

We invite authors to submit original researches and review articles regarding the pathogenesis of male iatrogenic incontinence, the evaluation of the present outcomes, and the development of future treatment options. We are particularly interested in papers describing new nonsurgical approaches and less invasive procedures, with particular attention to cell-based therapy. The authors are asked to report a critical evaluation of these treatment options showing their results and complications. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Physiopathology of iatrogenic male incontinence
  • Recent developments in pelvic muscle training, biofeedback, or electrical stimulation
  • New pharmacological therapies
  • The role of bulking agents injection therapy
  • The role of balloon compression device positioning
  • The role of suburethral sling surgery including bone-anchored, readjustable, and transobturator slings systems
  • The role of artificial urinary sphincter implantation
  • Recent advances in stem cell therapy

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