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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.

Update Date 6/2/2014

Updated by: Scott Miller, MD, Urologist in private practice in Atlanta, GA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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