Erectile dysfunction is a multifactorial disorder that increases in prevalence as men age. When medical therapy fails or when men are unwilling to try it, surgical intervention becomes the urologist's next best tool. However, the loss of penile length is of great concern to many patients, and there have been a myriad of ways to try to combat this fear from both patients and the surgeons themselves. In this review, we evaluate the current literature of these various approaches to improve penile length in penile prosthesis surgery.
To review novel techniques in penile prosthesis implantation surgery.
A literature search using PubMed was conducted to identify relevant peer-reviewed studies to penile prosthesis surgery. Search terms included penile prosthesis, penile shortening, sliding technique, Peyronie's Disease, erectile dysfunction, nondegloving, penile length, and Multiple Slice Technique.
Novel techniques included preoperative techniques such as use of vacuum-assisted erection device, intraoperative techniques of aggressive dilatation and maximal sizing, ventral phalloplasty and/or scrotoplasty, suprapubic fat pad excision, relaxing tunica albuginea incisions, a sliding or slicing technique, or the postoperative use of penile rehabilitation. In addition, recognizing recall bias or inconsistencies in measurement techniques is important when evaluating men with possible penile shortening after penile prosthesis surgery.
Advancements in surgical techniques and managing patient expectations can be crucial in the success of penile prosthesis surgery. Panuganti S, Kannady C, Wang R, Expanding the Limits-Improving Penile Length With Inflatable Penile Prosthesis Implantation: A Review. Sex Med Rev 2020;XX:XXX-XXX.
Sexual medicine reviews. 2020 Aug 27 [Epub ahead of print]
Sravan Panuganti, Christopher Kannady, Run Wang
Rowan University SOM, Stratford, NJ, USA., Department of Surgery, Divison of Urology, University of Texas McGovern Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, USA; MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA., Department of Surgery, Divison of Urology, University of Texas McGovern Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, USA; MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA. Electronic address: .