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Urinary Sphincter, Artificial

"Urinary Sphincter, Artificial" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

An artifical implanted device, usually in the form of an inflatable silicone cuff, inserted in or around the bladder neck in the surgical treatment of urinary incontinence caused by sphincter weakness. Often it is placed around the bulbous urethra in adult males. The artificial urinary sphincter is considered an alternative to urinary diversion.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Urinary Sphincter, Artificial" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Urinary Sphincter, Artificial" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 20 publications over 13 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2012 and 2015
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