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The Tom-Sling is a device developed for compressing the bulbar urethra in order to treat disabling urinary incontinence from mild to severe in men after radical prostatectomy and failure of conservative treatment for more than 12 months.
The TOM-Sling kit contains the following elements :
Tom-Sling is a prosthetic polypropylene, knitted, monofilament non-absorbable mesh.
The TOM-sling placement is much less invasive than the surgery for the placement of an artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) or other slings. The use of the TOM-Sling has a much lower rate of complication and infections and it works with high efficiency without patient intervention regardless of age. Finally, the placement of an artificial urinary sphincter can cause a tissues atrophy and thus reduce its efficiency. With bulbar urethra compression sling like the TOM-Sling, this problem does not exist.
The TOM-Sling® is a medical device for the treatment of male urinary incontinence, manufactured and distributed by MEDI-LINE company, developed by the Professor J. de Leval et D. Waltregny from the University Hospital of Liège and the University of Liège.