The Complex Penile Prosthesis

  • John J. Mulcahy


Penile prosthesis placement has remained a predictable and reliable treatment for erectile dysfunction for over two decades. Despite advances in prosthetic design and the use of more durable materials, mechanical problems with these devices may occur. In addition, weakness in the wall of the erectile bodies, the deposition of scar tissue in the penis, problems with blood supply, and the entrance of bacteria into the wound at the time of implant surgery have contributed to a suboptimal result in certain patients. Fortunately, as experience has been gained, the incidence of complications has decreased and the management of problems has become more timely and more gratifying.


Scar Tissue Cylinder Head Urethral Stricture Tunica Albuginea Penile Prosthesis 
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