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Inflatable artificial sphincter - series—Procedure, part 3

Procedure, part 3

Overview

When inflated, the cuff constricts the urethra and blocks passage of any urine. When deflated, the cuff reduces pressure on the urethra and allows for free passage of urine.

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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