Prevalence of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Women With Gynecologic Malignancy Planning to Undergo Surgical Management
Lower urinary tract symptoms, including urinary incontinence, voiding dysfunction, urgency,
frequency, fecal incontinence, as well as sexual dysfunction, is directly affected by
gynecologic malignancies and the surgical and medical management of those malignancies.
Increased risk of injury to the urinary tract is a recognized complication of surgical and
medical therapy of gynecologic malignancies. To date, only a few studies have looked at the
incidence of lower urinary tract symptoms at the time of diagnosis of gynecologic malignancy
and prior to treatment, and there have been no published studies describing the incidence of
sexual dysfunction at the time of diagnosis and prior to therapy of gynecologic
malignancies. However, sexual dysfunction has been described in patients with urinary
incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse and following surgery for incontinence and pelvic
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
The outcome will be measured using validated general and condition-specific questionnaires.
Karen L Noblett, M.D.
University of California, Irvine
United States: Institutional Review Board
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