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Retraction Note: Stress urinary incontinence: long-term results of laparoscopic Burch colposuspension

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The original article was published in BMC Surgery 2013 13:2

Retraction Notice

This article [1] has been retracted by the authors because it contains large portions of text that were duplicated from a number of pervious publications including Rofeim et al. [2], Carey et al. [3] and Hong et al. [4]. The authors apologise for failing to cite these articles.


The online version of the original article can be found at 10.1186/1471-2482-13-S2-S38.


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    Prezioso D, Iacono F, Lauro G, Illiano E, Romeo G, Ruffo A, Russo N, Amato B. Stress urinary incontinence: long-term results of laparoscopic Burch colposuspension. BMC Surg. 2013;13 Suppl 2:S38. doi:10.1186/1471-2482-13-S2-S38.

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    Rofeim O, Yohannes P, Badlani G. Minimally invasive procedures for urethral incontinence: is there a role for laparoscopy? Int Braz J Urol. 2002;28:403–12.

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    Carey M, Goh J, Rosamilia A, Cornish A, Gordon I, Hawthorne G, Maher CF, Dwyer PL, Moran P, Gilmour DT. Laparoscopic versus open Burch colposuspension: a randomised controlled trial. BJOG. 2006;113:999–1006.

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    Hong JH, Choo MS, Lee KS. Long-term results of laparoscopic Burch colposuspension for stress urinary incontinence in women. J Korean Med Sci. 2009;24(6):1182–6.

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