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J Urol. 1995 Aug;154(2 Pt 1):504-7.

Sacral (S3) segmental nerve stimulation as a treatment for urge incontinence in patients with detrusor instability: results of chronic electrical stimulation using an implantable neural prosthesis.

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  • 1Department of Urology, Erasmus University and Academic Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

We studied the effects of sacral (S3) nerve stimulation in patients with urge incontinence due to detrusor instability.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

A permanent S3 foramen electrode was implanted in 18 patients (average age 46 years) who had shown a good response during temporary stimulation via a percutaneously placed wire electrode. Average followup was 29 months.

RESULTS:

The average voiding frequency and pad use per 24 hours decreased significantly. Improvement in several urodynamic parameters was noted. The correlation between symptomatic and urodynamic improvement was incomplete.

CONCLUSIONS:

Neuromodulation appears to be a valuable treatment option in these patients.

PMID:
7609117
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