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Penile prosthesis reimplantation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3795366     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Occasionally, penile prostheses are removed following erosion, infection or malfunction and they are not replaced immediately. Patients may present later for reimplantation of a penile prosthesis after an interval free of a device. However, no information is available as to the outcome and difficulties of such a procedure. We reviewed the charts of all 305 patients undergoing implantation of a penile prosthesis at our institution and contacted all 8 who had undergone reimplantation. Bilateral prostheses were placed in 4 patients. Unilateral prostheses only could not be implanted in either side because of extensive fibrosis. Of the 8 patients 4 are able to have intercourse (1 with difficulty) and reimplantation of the prosthesis often was difficult or impossible. We conclude that reimplantation of a penile prosthesis is beneficial for some patients but they should be informed of the possibility of unsatisfactory results.
T C Gasser; E H Larsen; R G Bruskewitz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of urology     Volume:  137     ISSN:  0022-5347     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Urol.     Publication Date:  1987 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-01-28     Completed Date:  1987-01-28     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376374     Medline TA:  J Urol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  46-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Erectile Dysfunction / surgery*
Middle Aged
Penis / surgery*
Prostheses and Implants*
Prosthesis Failure
Time Factors

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