Background: Stress urinary incontinence in women can be treated by injectable bulking agents. Durasphere is promoted as a nonantigenic, noncarcinogenic and nonmigratory substance. Case History: A 67-year-old-woman underwent multiple treatments for stress urinary incontinence, including 2 periurethral injections of Durasphere. Several months later, a voiding cystogram, ordered to assess her persistent incontinence, revealed Durasphere beads on each side of the urethra as well as in the adjacent lymphatic channels. Conclusion: This case report underlines the potential hazard of particle migration with this agent.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Pelvic Medicine and Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
- Bulking agent
- Urinary incontinence
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