Genitourinary Prosthetics: A Primer for the Non-urologic Surgeon

Genitourinary prosthetics are used for correction of functional deficits and to improve the quality of lives of affected patients. General surgeons must evaluate patients scheduled for nonurologic surgery with urologic devices that can impact their perioperative management. Lack of recognition of these prosthetics preoperatively can lead to unnecessary morbidity for the patient and have legal implications for the surgeon. Close consultation with a urologist may avoid common complications associated with these devices and allows for surgical assistance when operative misadventures do occur. This article reviews 3 common urologic prosthetics: testicular prosthesis, artificial urinary sphincter, and penile prosthesis.

The Surgical clinics of North America. 2016 Jun [Epub]

Garjae Lavien, Uwais Zaid, Andrew C Peterson

Genitourinary Survivorship Program, Division of Urology, Duke University Medical Center, DUMC 3146, Durham, NC 27710, USA. Electronic address: ., Genitourinary Survivorship Program, Division of Urology, Duke University Medical Center, DUMC 3146, Durham, NC 27710, USA., Genitourinary Survivorship Program, Division of Urology, Duke University Medical Center, DUMC 3146, Durham, NC 27710, USA.

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