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Penile Prostheses: Current Applications

  • William L. Furlow
Conference paper

Abstract

Alloplastic materials have been used by the medical profession for nearly half a century as a means of re-establishing erectile function in the impotent male. The chronological development of prosthetic devices is outlined in Table 1. The earliest alloplastic devices were single acrylic rigid rod devices implanted initially into the subcutaneous tissue of the penile shaft, followed a few years later by implantation into the cavernous tissue of the penis in order to better stabilize the device.

Keywords

Tunica Albuginea Penile Prosthesis Prosthesis Implantation Penile Length Penile Shaft 
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