Management of male incontinence following artificial urinary sphincter failure.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The artificial urinary sphincter has been used successfully for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence in both male and female patients. Its most common use, however, is in men suffering from postprostatectomy incontinence. RECENT FINDINGS: The success rates, long-term durability, and patient satisfaction for the artificial urinary sphincter are high. The incidence of complications and adverse events remains low although they are sometimes unavoidable. SUMMARY: We believe that continence can be salvaged in the majority of men in whom the device fails or requires explantation and we present the logical analysis for device revision and relocation in this review.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Webster, GD; Sherman, ND

Published Date

  • November 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 386 - 390

PubMed ID

  • 16205488

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0963-0643

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.mou.0000186843.02388.9a


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States