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Prostheses, Urethral Sphincter

Definition : Implantable prostheses designed for functional replacement of the male urethral sphincter. These prostheses are typically hydraulic devices including an intra-abdominal fluid-filled reservior, an inflatable and deflatable cuff that surrounds the urethra, and a mechanism that includes a small pump situated beneath the scrotal skin. Urethral sphincter prostheses are used to help control moderate to severe incontinence, often after prostate surgery.

Entry Terms : "Artificial Urethral Sphincters" , "Urethral Sphincter Prostheses" , "Prostheses, Urethral"

UMDC code : 13176

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