Current Urology Reports

, 20:10 | Cite as

Damage Control Considerations During IPP Surgery

  • David Y. Yang
  • Tobias S. KohlerEmail author
Surgery (J Simhan, Section Editor)
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  1. Topical Collection on Surgery


Purpose of Review

This review summarizes the latest reports in inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) complication management.

Recent Findings

IPP complications are rare, and reports are limited to retrospective studies. However, recent multi-institutional studies and use of national databases have provided further insight into risk factors for complications. Guidance on complication management is largely limited to techniques recommended by experts within the field.


American Urological Association guidelines place IPP implantation as a first line erectile dysfunction treatment. However, the majority of cases are performed by low-volume (≤ 4 cases/year) surgeons. Herein, we summarize the IPP literature and our personal experience to provide guidance on managing IPP complications.


Complications Inflatable penile prosthesis Erectile dysfunction Outcomes 


Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

David Y. Yang declares no potential conflicts of interest.

Tobias S. Kohler is a consultant for Coloplast and Boston Scientific.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of UrologyMayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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