artificial genitourinary sphincter

artificial genitourinary sphincter

an implantable prosthetic device for treating urinary incontinence caused by an incompetent or absent sphincter; an artificial sphincter is created with an inflatable cuff around the bladder neck or bulbar urethra.
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An artificial genitourinary sphincter (AGUS) placed around the bulbar urethra or bladder neck has become one of the gold standards for treating urinary incontinence due to sphincteric incompetence.
The currently used artificial genitourinary sphincter (AGUS) is the American Medical Systems (AMS) 800.