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Penile prosthesis surgery in the management of erectile dysfunction.

Sadeghi-Nejad H, Fam M - Arab J Urol (2013)

Bottom Line: Sixty-eight publications with a grade A, B and C level of evidence are cited.There must be a conscious effort to prevent device infection, in the light of the development of increasingly virulent organisms.Penile prosthesis surgery is an integral part of the treatment of erectile dysfunction when non-surgical options fail or are contraindicated.

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Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA ; Department of Urology, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ, USA ; VA New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, NJ, USA.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: We reviewed retrospectively the use of penile prostheses, including the indications and complications of penile prosthesis surgery.

Methods: We identified publications and the reported advances in penile prosthesis surgery between 1987 and 2012 in Pub-Med, and published information from American Medical Systems, Inc. (Minnetonka, MN, USA) and Coloplast Corporation (Humlebaek, Denmark), using the keywords 'penile prosthesis', 'erectile dysfunction', 'mechanical reliability', 'complications' and 'infection'.

Results: We describe the novel indications for the use of penile prostheses, the significant advances in implant designs with improved mechanical reliability, the changing landscape of device infection, and the current management of complications. Sixty-eight publications with a grade A, B and C level of evidence are cited.

Conclusion: The clinical indications to implant a penile prosthesis have expanded beyond organic erectile dysfunction. With the many different devices currently available, the choice of which device to implant can be tailored based on an individual's unique medical conditions, manual dexterity and expectations, and surgeon preference. There must be a conscious effort to prevent device infection, in the light of the development of increasingly virulent organisms. Penile prosthesis surgery is an integral part of the treatment of erectile dysfunction when non-surgical options fail or are contraindicated.

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Penile prosthesis surgery in the management of erectile dysfunction.

Sadeghi-Nejad H, Fam M - Arab J Urol (2013)

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Bottom Line: Sixty-eight publications with a grade A, B and C level of evidence are cited.There must be a conscious effort to prevent device infection, in the light of the development of increasingly virulent organisms.Penile prosthesis surgery is an integral part of the treatment of erectile dysfunction when non-surgical options fail or are contraindicated.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA ; Department of Urology, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ, USA ; VA New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, NJ, USA.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: We reviewed retrospectively the use of penile prostheses, including the indications and complications of penile prosthesis surgery.

Methods: We identified publications and the reported advances in penile prosthesis surgery between 1987 and 2012 in Pub-Med, and published information from American Medical Systems, Inc. (Minnetonka, MN, USA) and Coloplast Corporation (Humlebaek, Denmark), using the keywords 'penile prosthesis', 'erectile dysfunction', 'mechanical reliability', 'complications' and 'infection'.

Results: We describe the novel indications for the use of penile prostheses, the significant advances in implant designs with improved mechanical reliability, the changing landscape of device infection, and the current management of complications. Sixty-eight publications with a grade A, B and C level of evidence are cited.

Conclusion: The clinical indications to implant a penile prosthesis have expanded beyond organic erectile dysfunction. With the many different devices currently available, the choice of which device to implant can be tailored based on an individual's unique medical conditions, manual dexterity and expectations, and surgeon preference. There must be a conscious effort to prevent device infection, in the light of the development of increasingly virulent organisms. Penile prosthesis surgery is an integral part of the treatment of erectile dysfunction when non-surgical options fail or are contraindicated.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus