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Effectiveness and the quality of life following laparoscopic Burch colposuspension for genuine urinary stress incontinence: six and twelve months follow up

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D. Silva ,

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, LK
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Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medical Sciences
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S. Samarakkodi,

Colombo, South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila, LK
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Senior Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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M. Rajakaruna,

Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila, LK
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Senior Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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S. Adeesha,

Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila, LK
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Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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R. Edirisinghe

Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila, LK
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Released House Officer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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Abstract

Overview: Burch colposuspension is introduced in 1961 and since then it has been the gold standard treatment modality for genuine urinary stress incontinence.

 

Methods: In this prospective cross-sectional study we have analyzed data from 36 women aged 42 to 63 years who had undergone laparoscopic Burch colposuspension at Colombo South Teaching Hospital Sri Lanka during the period from 2012 to 2021. Patients completed a self-administered Short Urinary Distress Inventory (SUDI) and Short Incontinence Impact Questionnaire (SIIQ) at both the baseline and the post-operative follow up (6 months, 12 months) period. The Genito-Urinary Treatment Satisfaction Scale (GUTSS) was utilized to assess satisfaction with the outcomes of the laparoscopic repair surgery.

 

Results: Six months following the surgery, Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) was 9.38% with p=0.38, SUI and/or urge incontinence was 18.75% with p=0.56, which were statistically not significant. In both analyses of SUDI and SIIQ there were significant improvements in outcomes. Satisfaction with treatment outcomes from the GUTSS at six months follow up was 32.5 ± 5.8 with p=0.48. At 12 months following surgery, 15.6% of patients had GSI while 9.38% had stress incontinence frequently (p=0.26).

 

Conclusion: Laparoscopic Burch colposuspension is an effective technique and treatment modality for urinary stress incontinence. Both objective and subjective evaluation of surgical outcomes at 6 and 12 months of follow-up demonstrated significant improvement and repetitive corrective surgeries are uncommon.
How to Cite: Silva, D., Samarakkodi, S., Rajakaruna, M., Adeesha, S. and Edirisinghe, R., 2021. Effectiveness and the quality of life following laparoscopic Burch colposuspension for genuine urinary stress incontinence: six and twelve months follow up. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 43(4), pp.284–291. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljog.v43i4.8009
Published on 30 Dec 2021.
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