artificial sphincter

ar·ti·fi·cial sphinc·ter

a sphincter produced by surgical procedures to reduce speed of flow in the digestive system or to maintain continence of the intestine.
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Outcomes following artificial sphincter implantation after prior unsuccessful male sling.
Placement of urethral stents at the bladder neck together with the placement of an artificial sphincter has also been reported as a valid option in recurring strictures, but should be performed only in selected patients.
Medications or surgical placement of a sling or artificial sphincter can address post-treatment incontinence.
An artificial sphincter; a new device and operation for control of enuresis and urinary incontinence.
If continence is not achieved through these options, a sling or artificial sphincter may be an alternative.
Urethral artificial sphincter has been successful, but correction and repair due to erosion and mechanical problems may be required.
The artificial sphincter is an implanted device that keeps the urethra closed until you are ready to urinate.
In October 2004, he had surgery to correct his urinary incontinence by implanting an artificial sphincter in his scrotum.
A recent report on the North American experience with the artificial sphincter showed that nearly half of 112 patients required surgical revision of the device, and 37% had the device explanted (with successful reimplantation in 7 patients).