THE ARTIFICIAL URINARY SPHINCTER - A NEW SOLUTION FOR INCONTINENT PATIENTS

PF KEANE, IK WALSH, RM KERNOHAN, Ian Walsh

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Abstract

Treatment of urinary incontinence with the artificial urinary sphincter has been available in centres such as London and Liverpool for a number of years. This service is now available in the department of urology of the Belfast City Hospital. Twelve patients have had successful implantation of an artificial urinary sphincter for urinary incontinence, and ten are now fully continent. One patient with Wegener's granulomatosis developed active disease in his urethra which has precluded activation of the device. One patient has had the device removed because of erosion into the urethra.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-136
Number of pages5
JournalThe Ulster Medical Journal
Volume62
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1993

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