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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 5/31/2018

Updated by: Sovrin M. Shah, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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