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Curr Opin Urol. 2005 Nov;15(6):386-90.

Management of male incontinence following artificial urinary sphincter failure.

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  • 1Division of Urology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA.

Abstract

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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16205488
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