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artificial sphincter

[sfink-ter] an inflatable cuff implanted to squeeze the urethra or anus shut and help a person control their urine or stool. See also incontinence, sphincter.

What's new in anal cancer research and treatment?

... extensive APR. The hope is that this artificial sphincter might allow
people to avoid the need for a permanent colostomy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/analcancer/detailedguide/anal-cancer-new-research

Cancer Glossary

... 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. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=a

Anal Cancer

... extensive APR. The hope is that this artificial sphincter might allow
people to avoid the need for a permanent colostomy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003083-pdf.pdf

Managing Incontinence for Men With Cancer

... muscle that squeezes to close it is called the urethral sphincter (yoo-ree ... If
incontinence is bad and not getting better, an artificial muscle controlled ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/managing-incontinence-for-men-with-cancer

Prostate Cancer

... with the muscular valve that keeps urine in the bladder (the bladder sphincter). ...
If wanted, artificial silicone sacs can be inserted into the scrotum. ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003134-pdf.pdf