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