Reimplant After Removal of Infected Inflatable Penile Implant

VJPU 2017; 2: 103

Title: Reimplant After Removal of Infected Inflatable Penile Implant

Author(s): Koenraad van Renterghem

Key words: revision implant, severe fibrosis implant

This video demonstrates the case of a patient with an extensive history of previous implant and explant surgery of penile prosthesis. At the age of 30 years he was operated by a plastic surgeon because of an obscure erectile dysfunction (ED). Since that time he suffered from severe ED for which he underwent an Inflatable Penile Prosthesis 6 years later. Another 6 years later a revision due to mechanical dysfunction was necessary, this procedure resulted in an infection and explantation. One year later a Ambicor prosthesis was implanted with a corporplasty 2 months later, which ended unfortunately again with a new infection and new explant. One year after this explant a new implant seemed impossible. 12 Years later, at the age of 58,  after a previous resection of an old suture 5 months before, he underwent a successful new implant with a malleable prosthesis (Genesis, 13 cm). In this video we demonstrate how to handle severe fibrosis making a new implant possible. It is obvious that this kind of surgery should be taken care of by experienced high volume implant surgeons..

Acknowledgements: Educational grant from Coloplast.

Disclosures: Consultant for Coloplast, Boston Scientific.

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