Turkish Journal of Urology
ANDROLOGY - Invited Review

Advances in Penile Prosthesis Surgery: A Clinical Update


Institute of Andrology, University College London Hospital, London, UK


Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, University College London, UK

Turk J Urol 2022; 48: 393-397
DOI: 10.5152/tud.2020.20442
Read: 308 Downloads: 28 Published: 01 November 2022

Despite the introduction of effective oral pharmacotherapy for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED), penile implants are still the standard care for patients who do not respond well to medical therapy. Since the first inflatable penile implant surgery was performed almost 40 years ago, a variety of improvements in the penile prosthesis design, and advancements in material science, surgical technique, and post-operative care have been developed to increase patients’ satisfaction, as well as that of their partners. Penile implants have evolved vastly during that same time frame and now represent the cutting-edge technology, durability, and function. Here, advancements are reviewed with a focus upon recent developments in surgical techniques and device technology.

Cite this article as: Çakır ÖO, Lee WG, Ralph P, Megson M, Ralph DJ. Advances in penile prosthesis surgery: a clinical update. Turk J Urol. 2022;48(6):393-397

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