Penile Prostheses

  • J. P. Pryor
Part of the Clinical Practice in Urology book series (PRACTICE UROLOG)


The implantation of a penile prosthesis is a simple method of restoring a man’s ability to have sexual intercourse. The patient should accept that he cannot become normal, but the operation does give him the ability to obtain vaginal penetration. He will continue to ejaculate, depending on the cause of his erectile dysfunction, and both patient and partner can obtain sexual satisfaction. The operation may be performed on all men with organic impotence (diagnosed from the history, intracavernous injection of papaverine or nocturnal penile tumescent testing) and for selected men with psychogenic impotence. Special care is necessary with the latter group of patients; they should all have received psychosexual counselling by at least two practitioners


Erectile Dysfunction Urologic Surgery Tunica Albuginea Penile Prosthesis Glans Penis 
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