intrinsic sphincter deficiency


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in·trin·sic sphinc·ter de·fi·cien·cy

(ISD) (in-trin'zik sfingk'tĕr dĕ-fish'ĕn-sē)
Refers to grade 3 of the stress urinary incontinence scale, which is the inability of the urethral walls to remain compressed with an increase in abdominal pressure as in straining at stool.
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intrinsic sphincter deficiency

Abbreviation: ISD
Weakening of the urethral sphincter muscles, a frequent cause of stress urinary incontinence.
See also: deficiency
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Disadvantages of the open Burch procedure are the abdominal incision, and--according to at least one study--lower efficacy in patients with intrinsic sphincter deficiency, he said.
Many experts consider intrinsic sphincter deficiency (ISD) to be a severe form of stress incontinence.
SAN DIEGO -- Suburethral sling treatment of occult stress urinary incontinence and intrinsic sphincter deficiency with Mersilene mesh is effective in women undergoing pelvic reconstructive surgery for either severe anterior or posterior prolapse, Dr.
Researchers were mainly interested in patients who had intrinsic sphincter deficiency (ISD), defined as a Valsalva leak-point pressure <60 cm [H.sub.2]O or maximal urethral closure pressure <20 cm [H.sub.2]O.
Vaginal hypermobility combined with intrinsic sphincter deficiency can cause incontinence as well.
Because collagen is easy to inject in an outpatient setting and its associated complications are rare, urethral injections of purified bovine collagen gained acceptance for the treatment of stress incontinence caused by intrinsic sphincter deficiency.
A retrospective study of 267 patients who underwent a TVT procedure found that the TVT sling also is effective in patients with varying degrees of intrinsic sphincter deficiency, minimal urethral hypermobility, or occult incontinence, Dr.