Taking the artificial urinary sphincter concept to the next level
TREATMENT FOR MALE STRESS URINARY INCONTINENCE
VICTO is an adjustable artificial urinary sphincter, and it is intended to restore the natural process of urinary control, simulating normal sphincter function by opening and closing the urethra under the patient’s will1.
It is indicated for the treatment of male stress urinary incontinence caused by intrinsic sphincter deficiency (ISD) in cases such as post-prostatectomy incontinence1.
This pre-connected artificial urinary sphincter, consist of a control pump, a pressure regulating balloon (PRB) and a urethral cuff. VICTO was developed to restore urinary continence by keeping the urethra closed by means of the cuff that exerts pressure around the urethra, which is regulated by the PRB.
By pressing the control pump placed inside the scrotum, the cuff deflates, thus opening the urethra to enable urination. The urethra is then occluded automatically after a couple of minutes.
The device enables pressure adjustments postoperatively, through the self-sealing titanium port in the pump, in an outpatient and minimally invasive procedure. VICTO can be set to the lowest base pressure necessary to restore continence.
MULTIPLE CUFF SIZES
Available in different cuff-sizes, to fit the entire range required for different urethral sizes of every patient.
CONTRAINDICATIONS & PRECAUTIONS
The main contraindications for the implantation of VICTO are listed as follows:
- Uncontrolled overactive bladder
- Untreated or irreversible infravesical obstruction
- Untreated acute urinary tract infection, active infection at the surgical sites or systemic infections (sepsis)
- Patients with stricture/stenotic disease
- Known allergy to silicone or titanium
- Impaired cognitive or manual abilities which may affect manual dexterity or motivation, and prevent the patient from operating the device
- Patients whom the surgeon determines to be not suitable due to risks associated with open surgical procedures and/or with the patients’ medical history (physical or mental problems).
- Prior abdominal surgery, status post peritonitis, and other conditions resulting in peritoneal adhesions, fibrosis, scars that could potentially interfere with the correct functioning of the pressure regulating balloon.