Tissue Bulking Agents, Urologic
Definition : Implantable liquid substances intended to be injected into urinary structure/tissues such as the urethra or ureters (e.g., the ureter wall close to the ureterovesical junction, periurethral tissue). These substances typically consist of an organic material (e.g., autologous chondrocytes) or more frequently of a biocompatible copolymer (e.g., dextranomer-hyaluronic acid) and a liquid solvent. The agent is frequently delivered using a needle attached to a catheter that is introduced through an endoscope. Urological tissue bulking agents are available for the treatment of specific disorders (e.g., vesicoureteral reflux, incontinence).
Entry Terms : "Tissue Bulking Agents, Incontinence" , "Tissue Bulking Agents, Vesicoureteral Reflux" , "Vesicoureteral Tissue Bulking Implants" , "Gastrourology Bulking Agents, Injectable" , "Bulking Agents, Injectable, Gastrourology"
UMDC code : 20727