Long Term Patient Satisfaction of Burch Colposuspension with or Without Concomitant Total Abdominal Hysterectomy QC01-QC03
Dr. Mustafa Ulubay,
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gulhane Military Medical Academy and Medical School,
Etlik, Ankara/ Turkey.
Introduction: Urinary incontinence negatively affects the quality of life. Various methods are used in the treatment of stress incontinence. Burch colposuspension (BC) is the classical treatment of urinary incontinence.
Aim: To compare the long-term satisfaction in patients receiving BC with or without concomitant total abdominal hysterectomy.
Materials and Methods: One hundred and twenty patients with stress incontinence underwent burch colposuspension with or without concomitant total abdominal hysterectomy. Ninety-three (77.5%) patients were interviewed by telephone. Of these, 91(75, 8%) patients agreed to participate in the study. The patients were divided into two groups according to the type of the surgical procedure. Group 1(N=48, 52.7%) had received burch colposuspension with concomitant total abdominal hysterectomy. Group 2 (N=43, 47.3%) had received burch colposuspension without concomitant total abdominal hysterectomy.
Results: In Group 1, 41 patients (85%) were satisfied with the surgery and did not complain of urinary incontinence (p<0.05). In Group 2, 37 (86%) patients were satisfied with the surgery (p<0.05).
Conclusion: There were no difference in patient satisfaction between hysterectomy and BC and only BC to treat incontinence.