Transvaginal tension-free tape procedures have become so popular for treating stress urinary incontinence that some physicians have forgotten about a nonsurgical alternative, periurethral bulking
, that works "extremely well" for properly selected patients, Dr.
ICD-9-CM Codes that support medical necessity for coverage of Periurethral Bulking
Appropriately evaluated elderly residents can benefit from a pharmacologic trial of oxybutinin chloride (Ditropan) for urge incontinence, and for those residents in whom stress incontinence is a predominant feature, periurethral bulking
Men are candidates for periurethral bulking
injections, though these techniques are better studied in women than in men.