Experience of VESICA(TM) percutaneous bladder neck stabilization for female urinary stress incontinence

Teruhiko Yokoyama, Hideo Ozawa, Hideaki Hashimoto, Toyohiko Watanabe, Tomoyasu Tsushima, Hiromi Kumon

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We evaluated the efficacy of percutaneous bladder neck stabilization (PBNS) for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence. From September 1996 to July 1997, 7 patients (mean age 59.0 years) were treated for type I or II stress urinary incontinence using VESICA(TM) kits. The procedure was successfully performed in all patients without encountering any intraoperative trouble. No major complications were observed. Mean follow-up was 12.9 months. Six patients are continent, however 1 patient demonstrated recurrence after 5 months. This procedure is safety and easy to learn. Continued follow-up will be necessary to determine the long-term efficacy of this procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)554-557
Number of pages4
JournalNishinihon Journal of Urology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1999



  • Female urinary stress incontinence
  • Percutaneous bladder neck stabilization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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