sacral nerves


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sacral nerves

the five segmental nerves from the sacral part of the spinal cord. The first four emerge through the anterior sacral foramina and the fifth from between the sacral foramen and the coccyx.

sacral nerves

Five pairs of spinal nerves, the upper four of which emerge through the posterior sacral foramina, the fifth pair through the sacral hiatus (termination of the sacral canal). All are mixed nerves (motor and sensory).

Sacral nerves

The five pairs of nerves that arise from the lowermost segments of the spinal cord and control bladder, bowel, and pelvic functions. Stimulation of the sacral nerves by an implanted device is a newer treatment for urinary incontinence.
Mentioned in: Urinary Incontinence
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Data published in the March issue of the Annals of Surgery show that investigational use of sacral nerve stimulation with Medtronic InterStim([R]) Therapy reduces fecal incontinent episodes and increases quality of life in patients with the condition.
centers, one in Canada and one in Australia, who were candidates for sacral nerve stimulation for fecal incontinence.
Although that did not happen, intermittent voiding was achieved and the dawn of sacral nerve stimulation was upon us.
Medium-term outcome of sacral nerve modulation for constipation.
With the support of an increasing amount of published data over the past decade, sacral nerve stimulation is now becoming the standard of care for refractory overactive bladder or retention in medical centers around the world," said panelist Steven Siegel, M.
Magdy Hassouna, a urologist at Toronto Western Hospital in Ontario and a participant in the physician evaluation of the newly designed lead for sacral nerve stimulation.
InterStim Therapy for Urinary Control delivers mild electrical impulses to the sacral nerves with an implantable medical device akin to a cardiac pacemaker.
It carries a lead wire, containing four platinum electrodes, that is threaded to a site within the sacral canal, near the sacral nerves at the base of the spine.
Chronic sacral nerve stimulation with the implantable InterStim system bridges the gap between conservative treatment for urinary incontience and highly invasive procedures such as urinary diversion, Dr.