The "LUTS-QoL T Test" a reliable tool to evaluate symptoms of lower urinary tract in male-to-female transsexuals

Background

Patient-reported experience is often used as a measure for quality of care, but no reports on patient satisfaction after Male-to-Female gender reassignment surgery exist. Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) manifest multiple... [ view full abstract ]

Aim(s)

The aim of this study is to evaluate the surgical outcome in patients who underwent surgical gender reassignment (Male-to-Female), to investigate if they have an increased risk to develop micturition disorders with LUTS and to... [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

We conducted an observational study in an unselected cohort of 40 adult transsexuals who underwent to Male-To-Female sex reassignment surgery between 2012 and 2015, in different hospitals by different surgeons. We administered... [ view full abstract ]

Methods

The items we analyzed were: involuntary urine leakage, urge and stress incontinence, frequency, stream alterations, straining to urinate, retention, presence of pelvic pain or discomfort (with or without the need of an... [ view full abstract ]

Results

In our cohort, frequency, weakness of the urinary stream, urge incontinence and nocturia are common problems. Pelvic pain has been reported in 40% of patients in the 1st month but decreased significantly over time. Although... [ view full abstract ]

Conclusion

Results showed an increased risk for the development of LUTS that should lead the surgeon to investigate the relationship between these disorders and the surgical procedure. Micturition is a problem after surgery operations,... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Carlo Melloni (Gender Team), Guglielmo Melloni (University of Torino - Division of Urology), Marco Carmisciano (University of Palermo - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit), Massimiliano Timpano (University of Torino - Division of Urology), Luigi Di Rosa (University of Palermo - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit), Luigi Rolle (University of Torino - Division of Urology), Marco Falcone (University of Torino - Division of Urology), Giovanni Zabbia (University of Palermo - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit), Adriana Cordova (University of Palermo - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit), Paolo Gontero (University of Torino - Division of Urology)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Surgery

Session

PS-7 » E-Posters Surgery (3) (16:30 - Thursday, 6th April, Danube)

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