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Out of place cylinders discovered in the postoperative period


If the surgeon makes a flawed and unrecognized movement with an instrument during implantation surgery, the cylinder subsequently may migrate into an unexpected position with inflation and thrusting post operatively. The out of position cylinder is now evident to the patient or symptomatic with discomfort. This 5th Wilson’s Workshop will describe our recommended surgeries for correction of out of place cylinders and illustrate the simplest, safest and least invasive.

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Fig. 1: Erosion of cylinders.
Fig. 2: Mulcahy’s distal corporoplasty uses capsule.
Fig. 3: Original Mulcahy illustrations for distal corporoplasty.
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Fig. 6: Transeptal corporoplasty.
Fig. 7: Pseudo SST from cylinders too short.
Fig. 8: Retrieval of RTE with adult Yankauer suction tip.
Fig. 9: Delayed Cylinder Extrusion.


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SKW: Consultant AMT, Coloplast, International Medical Devices. Stockholder Neotract. Lecturer Boston Scientific. JP: Consultant Coloplast, Lecturer Boston Scientific. RC: Consultant Boston Scientific, Coloplast, Endo Pharmaceuticals, JS: Consultant Boston Scientific, Coloplast,

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Wilson, S.K., Parker, J., Carrion, R. et al. Out of place cylinders discovered in the postoperative period. Int J Impot Res 33, 43–48 (2021).

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