Urologic Survey (Andrology)

Re: A Population-Based Analysis of Contemporary Rates of Reoperation for Penile Prosthesis Procedures


  • Emre Bakircioglu

J Urol Surg 2015;2(2):103-103


A database of 2.263 penile implant cases (1824 inflatable and 439 semi-rigid) was analyzed for factors associated with reoperation. Both prosthesis had a similar reoperation rate (nearly 7%), although noninfectious reoperations were slightly more common with inflatable devices. The reoperation rate secondary to infectious complications was 4.5% for semi-rigid and 3.23% inflatable group, which was not significantly different. Inflatable prosthesis is well tolerated by penile tissue but mechanical problems were seen more likely.