The usual morbidity after radical prostatectomy (RP) implies, the possible need for inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP). This study aims to validate the efficacy and safety of a sling called “Mini-Jupette” concomitantly with the implantation of an IPP that will counteract mild UI (<2 pads/day) associated or not with climacturia for patients resistant to non-invasive therapeutic approach.

We provide a detailed description with robust illustration of an original surgical technique. The method the criteria analyzed in the study and the statistical method. Retrospective data from 15 patients from 2006 to 2016 are detailed.

Data about erectile function, continence before and after operation are documented for this cohort with mild incontinence (15pts – 100% – mean pad/day was 1.5, SD=0.6) and climacturia (6pts-40%). Mean age was 65.9 years (SD=6.3). There were no complications but 2 patients had dysuria and one patient present urinary retention requiring temporary bladder drainage. At 6 months, incontinence were objectively cured for 80% of patients and 2 patients (13%) improve their continence by a slight activation of the implant, the climacturia disappeared in 5 patients (82%). A telephone interview shows a good durability of the results. with a mean time of 107 months follow-up.

Concomitant insertion of the “Mini-Jupette” sling during implantation of an IPP contributes reliably, safely and durably to the treatment of post-radical prostatectomy mild incontinence and/or climacturia.


Progres en urologie : journal de l’Association francaise d’urologie et de la Societe francaise d’urologie. 2019 Jul 09 [Epub ahead of print]

R Andrianne

Department of Urology and Sexual Medicine, CETISM (centre d’étude et de traitement interdisciplinaire de sexopathologie masculine, or Center for the study and interdisciplinary treatment of male sexual health), University Hospital Center (CHU), Sart Tilman, 4000 Liège, Belgium. Electronic address: .