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What are potential complications of artificial urinary sphincter surgery?

Marc B. Garnick, MD
Hematology & Oncology
Men who undergo artificial sphincter surgery may experience complications such as infection, erosion of tissue around the implants, and device malfunction, which may require additional surgery. In a study of 47 patients, 25.5% of the men required some type of follow-up surgery to adjust the device within five years.

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