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Penile Prosthesis Implant for Severe Erectile Dysfunction

  • Elena Vittoria Longhi
  • Fulvio Colombo
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Abstract

Talking about severe erectile dysfunction involves dealing with a patient and a partner with a long history of therapeutic attempts and failures. The solution of a penile prosthesis implant, in many countries including Italy, is not a first-line treatment. Often it is a final surgery when other medical treatments, considered less invasive, are completed. In many cases, this caution is rewarding. In others, it represents a step-by-step process that strongly disturbs the balance of couples and individuals.

Keywords

Penile prosthesis Severe erectile dysfunction Penile implants The therapeutic role of long-term partners Rehabilitation of the penis Role of the psycho-sexologist 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elena Vittoria Longhi
    • 1
  • Fulvio Colombo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Urology, Sexual Medical CenterIRCCS San Raphael Hospital, Vita and Salute UniversityMilanItaly
  2. 2.Head of the Andrology Unit“S.Orsola” University HospitalBolognaItaly

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