Monday, February 13, 2012

Artificial Urinary Sphincter

The artificial urinary sphincter is an implantable device for management of urinary incontinence. It consists of a pressure-regulating balloon that is implanted in the abdomen, a pump that is implanted in the scrotum or labia (as shown above), and a cuff implanted around the urethra. The pump is manipulated by the patient to increase or decrease the pressure in the periurethral cuff.

Special thanks to Dr. Hansel Otero for the case.


Inflatable artificial sphincter. MedlinePlus.

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