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Abstract

Volume 18, Issue 5 (September 2016) 18, 754–758; DOI:10.4103/1008-682X.163266

Patient satisfaction and penile morphology changes with postoperative penile rehabilitation 2 years after Coloplast Titan prosthesis

Michael B Pryor, Rafael Carrion, Run Wang, Gerard Henry

1Regional Urology, 255 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport, LA, USA; 2Department of Urology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA; 3Department of
Urology, University of Texas School of Medicine at Houston and MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA.

Correspondence: Dr. MB Pryor (mb.pryor@yahoo.com)

13-Oct-2015

Abstract

Abstract

A common complaint after inflatable penile prosthesis surgery is reduced penile length. We previously reported how using the Coloplast Titan inflatable penile prosthesis with aggressive new length measurement technique (NLMT) coupled with postoperative IPP rehabilitation of the implant for 1-year helped to improve patient satisfaction and erectile penile measurements. This is a 2 years follow-up of a prospective, three-center, study of 40 patients who underwent Titan prosthesis placement, with new length measurement technique for erectile dysfunction. Patient instructions were to inflate daily for 6 months and then inflate maximally for 1-2 h daily for 6-24 months. Fifteen penile measurements were taken before and immediately after surgery and at follow-up visits. Measurement changes were improved at 24 months as compared to immediately postoperative and at 12 months. 67.8% of subjects were satisfied with their length at 2 years, and 77% had perceived penile length that was longer (30.8%) or the same (46.2%) as prior to the surgery. 64.3% and 17.9% of subjects had increased and unchanged satisfaction, respectively, with penile length as compared to prior to penile implant surgery. All but one subject (96.5%) was satisfied with the overall function of his implant. This study suggests using the Coloplast Titan with aggressive cylinder sizing, and a postoperative penile rehabilitation inflation protocol can optimize patient satisfaction and erectile penile measurements at 2 years postimplant.

Keywords: erectile dysfunction; penile implant surgery; penile prosthesis

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