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Robot-assisted artificial urinary sphincter implantation

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of the present manuscript was to provide an overview on the current state of robotic artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) implantation in male and female patients. RECENT FINDINGS: Over the past few years, several series have been reported, with promising outcomes for the most part. This has contributed to expand the use of bladder neck AUS, especially in female patients, which was, until then, hampered by its perioperative morbidity. SUMMARY: Robotic AUS has been developed to overcome the technical challenge of bladder neck implantation in female patients and in specific male subgroups, especially self-catheterizing neurological patients. All the series of robotic AUS implantation published in the past few years reported much lower rates of cuff erosion and AUS explantation than the historical open cohorts suggesting that the robotic approach might become the standard for female AUS implantation. This less morbid approach along with technological improvement of the AUS device may contribute to make it a more popular option in the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence due to intrinsic sphincter deficiency. There are much less data available on robotic bladder neck AUS implantation in male patients.
Journal: Current Opinion in Urology
ISSN: 0963-0643
Issue: 1
Volume: 31
Pages: 2 - 10
Number of pages: 9
Publication year:2021
Keywords:Dermatology/urogenital system