sacral nerve


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sacral nerve

[′sak·rəl ′nərv]
(neuroscience)
Any of five pairs of spinal nerves in the sacral region which innervate muscles and skin of the lower back, lower extremities, and perineum, and branches to the hypogastric and pelvic plexuses.
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Table 23: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Sacral Nerve Stimulators by Geographic Region - United States and Rest of the World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2007 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63
Sacral nerve neuromodulation (Interstim) part II: Review of programming.
Long-term durability of sacral nerve stimulation therapy for chronic fecal incontinence.
Sacral nerve stimulation as a treatment modality for intractable neuropathic testicular pain.
Sacral nerve stimulation for fecal incontinence and constipation in adults: A short version Cochrane review.
Attempts to relax the urethral sphincter include the use of alpha-blockers, injection of botulinum toxin or sacral nerve stimulation.
He explained that during the procedure, the surgeon will insert an electrical pulse generator, like a pacemaker, under the skin in the upper, outer quadrant of the buttock and the generator is attached to a thin lead wire with a small electrode tip, which is anchored near the sacral nerve.
Permanent sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) can eliminate the often embarrassing and inconvenient symptoms of urinary incontinence.
An overview of techniques is followed by several chapters that include neuropathic foot pain and sacral nerve root stimulation.
Some examples are spinal cord stimulators (IPG implants), which are similar to pacemakers; deep brain stimulators; vagus nerve stimulators; sacral nerve stimulators; and gastric electric stimulators.
MINNAPOLIS -- Improvements in fecal incontinence achieved with sacral nerve stimulation appear to persist at least 3 years, based on the results of a study involving 133 patients.
This edition incorporates 20 new chapters on radiofrequency lesionings, decompression and compression techniques, nerve blocks, percutaneous disketomies, percutaneous kyphoplasty, sacral nerve stimulation, cervical cordotomy, and dorsal root entry zone lesioning techniques.