BUS Bulbar Stent Implant

BUS Bulbar Stent Implant2018-09-20T12:19:26+00:00

Stents are being used more frequently in recurrent urethral strictures. There is no adequate solution for the treatment of recurrent urethral strictures other than palliative measures such as repeated dilations or optical urethrotomy. Reconstructive urethral surgery which can be successful in the hands of experts has a failure rate of 20%-25%. Studies showed that after an optical urethrotomy, temporary stents left indwelling for a period of 12-14 months can prevent recurrent stenosis in up to 70% of patients. 

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ALLIUM’S LARGE CALIBER, Covered, DYNAMIC AND EASILY REMOVABLE BULBAR URETHRAL STENT

The Allium BUS stent for bulbar strictures is designed specifically for the treatment of recurrent strictures along the bulbar urethra. Differing from previous stents, they are large in caliber to match the contours of the bulbar urethral lumen. The main body acts as a mold to allow forming a large urethral lumen. The dynamic sphincteric segment prevents sphincteric dysfunction that may cause incontinence. The Allium Bulbar Stent is intended for temporary or long-term use of up to 3 years and is designed to be removed easily and safely even after long indwelling periods.

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The features of the BUS stent:

  • Indicated for all recurrent bulbar urethral strictures
  • Can be placed in an ambulatory procedure
  • Long term indwelling time of up to 3 years
  • Endoscopic and fluoroscopic insertion possible
  • Insertion under topical anesthesia
  • Easy insertion and stent positioning
  • Excellent patient comfort
  • Excellent voiding control
  • Preservation of sexual function
  • No tissue in-growth
  • Easy removal of the device
  • Fully embedded nitinol for reduced foreign body tissue reaction
  • A full sealing effect of scar tissue for possible regeneration/remodeling of tissue

Product Models

  • Delivery systems – the BUS is inserted under vision via an endoscopic delivery tool
  • Stent sizes available in a caliber of 45 Fr and lengths of 50mm, 60mm and 80mm and 80mm R version
  • The 80mm Reverse version is mounted reversed on the delivery system. It was designed to be implanted in those rare cases where the stenosis is in proximity of the external sphincter or when it reaches the verge of the distal bulbar, meeting the penile urethra

 

 

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Allium™ Medical The BUS – Bulbar Urethral Stent – The BUS is the ultimate answer for providing minimal invasive management for bulbar strictures. The stent is intended for a long indwelling period, to open the occluded urethral passage and allow spontaneous urination. The BUS has a large caliber… Read more