Artificial Urinary (AUS) and Anal (AAS) Sphincter

  • Salvatore SiracusanoEmail author
  • Luigi Fondacaro
  • Enrico Melega
Part of the Urodynamics, Neurourology and Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions book series (UNPFD)


Artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) is the only mechanical device that closely simulates the function of a biological urinary sphincter. Over the past four decades, advances in mechanical design, applications of new technology and lessons learned from clinical experience have made the AMS 800 device the standard of care in post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Salvatore Siracusano
    • 1
    Email author
  • Luigi Fondacaro
    • 1
  • Enrico Melega
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of UrologyUniversity of VeronaVeronaItaly
  2. 2.Surgery Clinic 1University of PaduaPaduaItaly

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