Adjustable Male Sling: Argus

  • Salomon Victor Romano
  • Christian Hector Cobreros


Post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence (PPI) remains a difficult problem to resolve. Several surgical treatments have been tried to provide relief from PPI, but a few have proven to be effective and have stood the test of time. One of these is without any doubt the bulbourethral sling, and its concept, which turns every day more, accepted its “adjustability.”


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Salomon Victor Romano
    • 1
  • Christian Hector Cobreros
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Urology, Urodynamics and Female Urology SectionHospital Carlos G. DurandBuenos AiresArgentina

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