Urinary Incontinence

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Why Does Urinary Incontinence Occur?

Leakage of urine is very common following surgery for prostate cancer (radical prostatectomy). The surgery often leads to damage to nerves and muscles used for urinary control. Mild incontinence occurs in about 20% of men following prostatectomy, while a small minority of patients experience severe leakage.

Artificial urinary sphincter (AUS)

An artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) is an implantable device that allows men with incontinence to regain urinary control. The device consists of a cuff that goes around the urethra, a pump in the scrotum, and a balloon in the pelvis. The cuff remains closed in its default state and when the patient wants to void, he squeezes the pump in the scrotum, which opens up the cuff, allowing the patient to urinate. After about a minute, the cuff automatically refills with fluid in order to regain continence.

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