NLM Logo

Urinary Sphincter, Artificial MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Urinary Sphincter, Artificial
Tree Number(s)
E07.695.850
E07.858.082.900
Unique ID
D016741
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016741
Annotation
/psychol permitted
Scope Note
An artifical implanted device, usually in the form of an inflatable silicone cuff, inserted in or around the bladder neck in the surgical treatment of urinary incontinence caused by sphincter weakness. Often it is placed around the bulbous urethra in adult males. The artificial urinary sphincter is considered an alternative to urinary diversion.
Entry Term(s)
Genitourinary Sphincter, Artificial
Previous Indexing
Implants, Artificial (1976-1991)
Urinary Incontinence/surgery (1969-1991)
Public MeSH Note
92
History Note
92
Date Established
1992/01/01
Date of Entry
1991/05/02
Revision Date
1997/06/20
Urinary Sphincter, Artificial Preferred
page delivered in 0.147s