Vesical and Intestinal Incontinence
The LION procedure for treating bladder and intestinal emptying dysfunctions may only be envisioned if medullary stimulation fails to produce any results.
Incontinence following radical prostate resection is a typical clinical example illustrating such a situation. The LION sacral neuromodulation procedure may be used to restore sufficient continence, providing that the nerves that control the bladder are not completely destroyed. Partial continence may indeed be achieved by stimulating the nerves that are still intact. One of the advantages of the LION procedure in treating this specific condition is the possibility to simultaneously treat other nerve conditions such as pelvic floor pain, ischialgia etc. that often coexist in the same patient. The LION procedure can thus be used both as treatment of pain and as a means to restore continence.