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, 20:8 | Cite as

Reservoir Placement Considerations During Inflatable Penile Prosthesis Surgery

  • Steven J. HudakEmail author
Surgery (J Simhan, Section Editor)
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Abstract

Purpose of Review

To discuss emerging alternative strategies for reservoir placement during inflatable penile prosthesis surgery.

Recent Findings

Innovations in penile prosthesis design have facilitated the development of various alternative approaches for reservoir placement. Avoiding the space of Retzius is particularly appealing in patients with a history of pelvic surgery and/or radiation. The high submuscular technique utilizes a low-profile reservoir in combination with the implant’s lockout valve to allow for safe placement in the potential space between the anterior abdominal wall musculature and the transversalis fascia, far cephalad from the external inguinal ring and without the need for a counter-incision. Multiple recent publications have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of the high submuscular technique.

Summary

High submuscular inflatable penile prosthesis reservoir placement is a safe and effective alternative to placement within the space of Retzius.

Keywords

Inflatable penile prosthesis Reservoir Ectopic High submuscular 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The author declares that he has no conflict of interest.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.

Disclaimer

The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of Brooke Army Medical Center, the U.S. Army Medical Department, the U.S. Army Office of the Surgeon General, the Department of the Army or the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Urology Clinic, Department of SurgeryBrooke Army Medical CenterSan AntonioUSA
  2. 2.Uniformed Services University of the Health SciencesBethesdaUSA

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