Surgical Tips for Placing an AMS 800 Through a Single Scrotal Incision

VJPU 2016; 2: 092

Steven K Wilson, MD, FACS, FRCS

Keywords: AUS. Sphincter, scrotal incision

Placing an AMS 800 through a scrotal incision seems quicker and easier for the occasional implanter. A second incision is not needed to place the pressure regulating balloon and with the tips of exposure outlined in this video, we believe the cuff is just as proximally placed as in the traditional perineal exposure. A key point is the patient is not in classic lithotomy but in low lithotomy which allows easier urethral circumferential dissection because the urethra is not on stretch. Use of the Scott self-retaining retractor, baby Deaver retractors, and Rake hooks allow for excellent exposure of the bulbar urethra.

Acknowledgements: American Medical Systems Supported this video with an unrestricted educational grant

Disclosure: The author is a Consultant for Abeon, AMS, Coloplast, NeoTract and Sontec

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