Treatment of urinary incontinence by implantable prosthetic sphincter

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

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A completely implantable prosthetic urethral sphincter was implanted in five patients with urinary incontinence. The preliminary results indicate that this prosthesis successfully restored continence to all five patients. These patients included a forty five-year-old woman who had persistent stress incontinence in spite of standard operative procedures, a thirty-six-year-old woman with neurologic bladder secondary to meningomyelocele, a thirteen-year-old girl with traumatic seventh-vertebra paraplegia and neurologic bladder, an eighteen-year-old man whose neurologic defect from myelomeningocele caused total urinary incontinence, and a twenty-four-year-old woman with cauda equina injury resulting in neurologic bladder dysfunction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)252-259
Number of pages8
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1973


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