artificial urinary sphincter


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artificial urinary sphincter

An hydraulic device with an inflation pump and the ability to deflate that surrounds the bladder outlet, and maintains urinary continence when patients want to remain dry, while permitting voiding when it is appropriate. It is used to treat stress urinary incontinence.
See also: sphincter
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Editor's Note: Readers are invited to submit additional manuscripts on this topic, such as nursing care plans, clinical pathways, teaching instructions, or other interventions related to care, followup, and possible complications in patients with artificial urinary sphincters.
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