Turkish Journal of Urology
Original Article

Use of a microdebrider for corporeal excavation and penile prosthesis implantation in men with severely fibrosed corpora cavernosa: a new minimal invasive surgical technique


Clinic of Urology, Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey


Department of Urology, İzmir University Faculty of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey

Turk J Urol 2015; 41: 119-124
DOI: 10.5152/tud.2015.36539
Read: 549 Downloads: 305 Published: 25 July 2019


Objective: To propose a new minimal invasive surgical technique using a microdebrider (shaver) to excavate the fibrosed corpora cavernosa for penile prosthesis implantation in patients with severe fibrosis.


Material and methods: Two patients with severe corporeal fibrosis were implanted with a penile prosthesis using this technique. In the first patient, fibrosis was due to neglected idiopathic ischemic priapism and the second patient had his prosthesis extruded because of erosion in another center. Both patients were counseled about the procedure and the possible complications related to the experimental nature of the technique. A written informed consent was obtained from both patients. Excavation of the corpora was performed using microdebrider in both patients.


Results: Both operations were performed successfully without any intraoperative complications, including urethral injury or perforation of the tunica. The mean operation time was 57 min. The postoperative period was uneventful without any infection, migration, erosion, or mechanical failure. The penile length was increased nearly 2 cm in both patients, and the penile girth was increased around 30% in the patient who underwent inflatable penile prosthesis implantation.



Conclusion: The microdebrider potentially provides an important advance in patients with severe corporeal fibrosis to excavate the fibrosed corpora cavernosa for penile prosthesis implantation. The main advantages include fast, safe, and effective excavation of fibrous corpora cavernosa adequate for a satisfactory penile prosthesis implantation.

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