Treatment of Male Stress Urinary Incontinence: Artificial Urinary Sphincter

  • Roy Lipworth
  • Brian J. Linder
  • Daniel S. ElliottEmail author


Many treatment options are available for male stress urinary incontinence, ranging from pelvic floor physical therapy to male urethral sling insertion or artificial urinary sphincter placement. In cases of severe incontinence, prior pelvic radiation therapy, or previous failed urethral sling placement, implanting an artificial urinary sphincter is typically preferred. Here, we review the preoperative considerations, operative technique, postoperative outcomes and potential complications of artificial urinary sphincter placement.


Urinary incontinence Male Artificial urinary sphincter Urethral sling Revision Outcome 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roy Lipworth
    • 1
  • Brian J. Linder
    • 1
  • Daniel S. Elliott
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Urology, Section of Pelvic and Reconstructive SurgeryMayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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