... extensive APR. The hope is that this artificial sphincter might allow people to avoid the need for a permanent colostomy. ...
... If the incontinence is severe and not getting better on its own, an artificial sphincter can be implanted, or a small device called a urethral sling may ...
... artificial sphincter Search [sfink-ter]. an inflatable cuff implanted to squeeze the urethra or anus shut and help a person control their urine or stool. ...