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Implantable electrical vesical stimulator: review of the literature and report of a successful case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  5923472     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Considerable interest has been shown recently in electrical stimulation of the incompetent urinary bladder. Two types of bladder stimulation have been attempted in dogs and in humans: (a) stimulation of nervi erigentes and (b) direct stimulation of the detrusor urinae muscle.After several years of animal experimentation, a vesical stimulator, built on a new electronic principle, was implanted successfully in a paraplegic patient who has a complete post-traumatic lower motor neuron lesion. The stimulator has been working satisfactorily since November 1965.This stimulator could eventually also be used in purely sensory sacral lesions, in well-selected incomplete lower motor neuron lesions, and in flaccid detrusors of the myogenic type.A review of the literature up to the time of this report shows only a few encouraging but incomplete results in humans. The techniques and the complexities involved in this problem are discussed.
J G Susset; Z N Boctor; F Rosario; H Rabinovitch; B Nagler; K J MacKinnon
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian Medical Association journal     Volume:  95     ISSN:  0008-4409     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Med Assoc J     Publication Date:  1966 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1967-01-28     Completed Date:  1967-01-28     Revised Date:  2010-06-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0414110     Medline TA:  Can Med Assoc J     Country:  CANADA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1128-31     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Electric Stimulation / instrumentation*
Paraplegia / complications
Urinary Bladder, Neurogenic / therapy*

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