periurethral bulking

periurethral bulking

The injection of collagen, plastic polymers, or other substances around the bladder sphincter. It is used as a surgical treatment for stress urinary incontinence. Also known as urethral bulking.
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Transvaginal tension-free tape procedures have become so popular for treating stress urinary incontinence that some physicians have forgotten about a nonsurgical alternative, periurethral bulking, that works "extremely well" for properly selected patients, Dr.
ICD-9-CM Codes that support medical necessity for coverage of Periurethral Bulking Injections: 599.
Appropriately evaluated elderly residents can benefit from a pharmacologic trial of oxybutinin chloride (Ditropan) for urge incontinence, and for those residents in whom stress incontinence is a predominant feature, periurethral bulking agents, i.
Men are candidates for periurethral bulking injections, though these techniques are better studied in women than in men.