December 8, 1956


Author Affiliations

Washington, D. C.

From the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine.

JAMA. 1956;162(15):1366-1368. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970320014004

† Of 132 patients who had a simple vesicourethral suspension for urinary stress incontinence, 84 % could be considered completely cured. Urinary stress incontinence, considered the most commonly acquired type of female incontinence, is generally the result of birth trauma or a sequel to some form of vaginal operation. While the operative procedure described may be considered relatively simple and safe, its effectiveness depends on careful patient selectivity based on extremely detailed diagnostic procedures.