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Penile Prosthesis Implantation in Complex and Previously Failed Settings

  • Sevann Helo
  • Jonathan Clavell-Hernandez
  • Steven K. Wilson
  • Tobias S. KöhlerEmail author
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Abstract

The most common reasons for revision surgery of penile prostheses include mechanical failure, infection and patient dissatisfaction. While revisions for mechanical failure and patient dissatisfaction are relatively routine surgical procedures, penile prosthesis implantation in previously failed settings is daunting, even for the experienced implanter. The surgical planes are altered and obliterated by scar. To maximize success, specialized instruments, downsized implants and lots of experience are necessities. Even experienced implanters without these assets have a high complication rate. Even if a surgical victory is achieved for the surgeon, the patient may be unhappy about his loss of length. This chapter is meant as a guide to the focused implanter for navigating the tricky pathways of redo of multi component prosthetics. We hope to help the reader prevent mistakes and reward realistic patient expectations in this difficult surgery on discouraged patients.

Keywords

Implant revision Corporal fibrosis Stenotic corpora Priapism Implant infection Hypermobile glans Impending erosion Cavernotomes 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sevann Helo
    • 1
  • Jonathan Clavell-Hernandez
    • 2
  • Steven K. Wilson
    • 3
  • Tobias S. Köhler
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Division of UrologyMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.St Joseph Medical CenterHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Institute for Urologic ExcellenceLa QuintaUSA
  4. 4.Mayo Clinic, Department of UrologyRochesterUSA

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