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Special considerations for placement of an inflatable penile prosthesis for the patient with Peyronie's disease: techniques and patient preference

Authors Lyons M, Carson III C, Coward R

Received 16 April 2015

Accepted for publication 4 June 2015

Published 27 July 2015 Volume 2015:8 Pages 331—340


Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 4

Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Matthew D Lyons, Culley C Carson III, Robert M Coward

Department of Urology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Abstract: Placement of an inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) is the mainstay of surgical treatment for patients with Peyronie's disease (PD) and concomitant medication-refractory erectile dysfunction. Special considerations and adjunctive surgical techniques during the IPP procedure are often required for patients with PD to improve residual penile curvature, as well as postoperative penile length. The surgical outcomes and various adjunctive techniques are not significantly different from one another, and selection of the appropriate technique must be tailored to patient-specific factors including the extent of the deformity, the degree of penile shortening, and preoperative patient expectations. The aims of this review were to assess the current literature on published outcomes and surgical techniques involving IPP placement in the treatment of PD. Patient satisfaction and preferences are reported, along with the description and patient selection for surgical techniques that include manual penile modeling, management of refractory curvature with concurrent plication, and correction of severe residual curvature and penile shortening with tunica release and plaque incision and grafting. A thorough description of the available techniques and their associated outcomes may help guide surgeons to the most appropriate choice for their patients.

Keywords: Peyronie's disease, outcomes, inflatable penile prosthesis, patient expectation, patient satisfaction

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