Treatment of incontinence secondary to myelodysplasia by an implantable prosthetic urinary sphincter

F. Brantley Scott, William E. Bradley, Gerald W. Timm, Dipak Kotharl

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Abstract

A completely implantable prosthetic urinary sphincter has been implanted in two moles and one female patient with urinary incontinence and neurologic biadder dysfunction secondary to myelodysplasia. The employment of this device represents the first method of handling incontinence by a technic or device which Hself does not cause any obstruction to the flow of urine. The use of this prosthetic sphincter is the first of a series of developments designed to provide for volitional control of micturition in the patient with neurologic bladder dysfunction. Combining this artificial sphincter with a bladder-yolume sensor and a radio-coupled electrical bladder stimulator should restore normal urinary function to those patients who have sustained injury to the lower spinal cord.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)987-990
Number of pages4
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume66
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1973

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