Use of a double cuff AMS800 urinary sphincter for severe stress incontinence

J Urol. 1993 Feb;149(2):283-5. doi: 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)36057-3.


Stress urinary incontinence in the male patient has been successfully treated with the artificial urinary sphincter. However, approximately 15% of the patients treated are still significantly wet despite some improvement with this device. These patients usually are almost totally incontinent before artificial sphincter implantation. Of 15 such patients 80% were rendered satisfactorily dry by adding a second sphincter cuff around the bulbous urethra. This double cuff technique increases the success rate with the AMS800 sphincter to greater than 95%.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Equipment Design
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Urinary Incontinence, Stress / therapy*
  • Urinary Sphincter, Artificial*