Urinary Sphincter, Artificial
"Urinary Sphincter, Artificial" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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An artifical implanted device, usually in the form of an inflatable silicone cuff, inserted in or around the bladder neck in the surgical treatment of urinary incontinence caused by sphincter weakness. Often it is placed around the bulbous urethra in adult males. The artificial urinary sphincter is considered an alternative to urinary diversion.
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