Male urinary incontinence: a new surgical treatment
Researchers from Liege have developed a new surgical device allowing the implantation of a mesh for compressing the bulbar urethra in order to treat moderate to severe stress urinary incontinence occurring in males after complete removal of the prostate. After 8 years of testing, the TOM-Sling kit is today available on the market. It is an effective alternative in cases where conservative measures have failed.
Better and better
This novel technique required a new instrumentation. "We manufactured these instruments ourselves at the University Hospital of Liège in 2002-2003”, explains the urologist. I then completed the prototypes thanks to a partnership of a company called Medi-Line, located in the Sart Tilman Science Park. Medi-Line helped us to insert a plastic element to a metal element thereby facilitating the passage of the mesh implant".