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Inflatable artificial sphincter - series—Normal anatomy

Normal anatomy

Overview

Urinary continence is maintained by a muscular sphincter that surrounds the urethra as it exits the bladder.

Review Date 5/23/2016

Updated by: Jennifer Sobol, DO, urologist with the Michigan Institute of Urology, West Bloomfield, MI. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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