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Surgical management of penile prosthesis complications


Penile implants are mechanical devices used to treat erectile dysfunction. Parts of the implants may wear out with time, and the implants themselves may damage the body cavities in which they have been placed, especially with excessive or aggressive use. Techniques to replace parts, repair body cavities, and deal with infection associated with prosthesis placement have been developed. Satisfaction with the resulting erections is the highest among all the modalities available for treating erectile dysfunction.

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Correspondence to JJ Mulcahy.

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Mulcahy, J. Surgical management of penile prosthesis complications. Int J Impot Res 12 (Suppl 4), S108–S111 (2000).

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  • surgery
  • penile implants
  • infection
  • Peyronie's disease

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