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(1/27) The role of penile prosthetic surgery in the modern management of erectile dysfunction.

The management of erectile dysfunction looks set to be revolutionised with the introduction of effective oral therapies. There will remain, however, some men who do not respond to conservative measures. This article reviews the important role of penile prosthetic surgery as a treatment option in these patients.  (+info)

(2/27) Current concepts in erectile dysfunction.

As the population ages, the prevalence of sexual dysfunction has steadily increased. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as the consistent inability to obtain and/or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual relations. Complete ED is defined as the absolute inability to participate in penetrative relations at any stage. Results from the Massachusetts Male Aging Study of 1300 men between the ages of 40 and 70 years show 52% of men--1 in 2--have some degree of ED; 5% of 40-year-olds and 25% of 75-year-olds have complete ED. Taking a detailed medical history and performing a thorough physical examination are essential for the safe and effective treatment of men with ED. This article reviews the physiology and pharmacology of ED. Although effective therapies are available, including surgery, external devices, and subcutaneous penile injections, many find those modalities unacceptable. The oral agent sildenafil is now widely used but not without concern about specific health risks as well as lifestyle issues. This article also reports clinical trial results for new oral agents that will soon offer new options for men who cannot use or are dissatisfied with other therapies.  (+info)

(3/27) Penile prosthesis implantation in a transsexual neophallus.

Reconstruction surgery for a female to male transsexual usually involves mastectomy, hysterectomy and creating an aesthetically appealing neophallus. We have successfully inserted an inflatable prosthesis using the AMS CX prosthesis in a 45 year old transsexual, who had a large bulky neophallus constructed from the anterior abdominal subcutaneous fat, about 9 years ago. The single cylinder CX prosthesis was well anchored to the symphysis pubis using a dacron windsock tubing, the activation pump was placed in the dependent pouch of the right labium and the reservior in the usual perivesical space. The patient subsequently had debulking procedure using liposuction to create a more aesthetic and functional phallus. To date, the inflatable neophallus prosthesis is functioning well.  (+info)

(4/27) Treatment of male sexual dysfunction.

Male sexual dysfunction is a prevalent condition in the population, is a major health problem and has previously been both under diagnosed and under treated. There are now a number of treatments available that are safe and easy to use which provide an effective solution for most presenting patients. Oral drugs have recently become the first-line option for many men with about 60-70% of new presentations achieving success. Those who fail a trial of oral treatments have a number of other options available, which are able to provide erections sufficient for intercourse in many of the oral drug failures. All these options, their indications, side-effects and complications are outlined in this chapter.  (+info)

(5/27) Peyronie's disease in men under age 40: characteristics and outcome.

Peyronie's disease is most commonly seen in the fifth decade of life. However, a wide range of age (20-83 y) is reported. During a 6-year period, men with Peyronie's disease presenting under the age of 40 were reviewed retrospectively and followed-up. The prevalence of Peyronie's patients presenting under age 40 was 8.2%. Their mean age was 32.47 +/- 5.37 (range: 23-39) y and 78.9% of them presented during the acute phase of the disease. Pain on erection was a part of presenting symptom complex in 52.6% and the majority (84%) had a degree of penile curvature < 60 degrees. Erectile dysfunction (ED) was present in 21% of patients, who responded well to intracavernous injection test. After a minimal 2-year follow-up, improvement in penile deformity was observed in 36.8%, and 42.1% had stable disease while 21% experienced deterioration of the penile curvature. The onset of Peyronie's disease is clinically more noisy and acute in patients presenting under age 40 and this forces the physicians to treat them more vigorously.  (+info)

(6/27) Penile prosthesis implantation and infection for Sexual Medicine Society of North America.

Penile prosthetics have developed over the past three decades into an effective treatment for erectile dysfunction with high reliability and patient satisfaction rates. The morbidity of these devices is principally limited to mechanical malfunction and the most feared complication of prostheses infection. Most penile prosthesis infections are caused by gram positive skin contaminations such as Staphylococci. The signs and symptoms of these infections may be difficult to identify in early stages, but late infections may lead to tissue loss and poor prognosis for prosthesis replacement. Treatment of penile prosthesis infections is best carried out with a salvage technique including aggressive lavage and prosthesis replacement. The success of this technique is salvage of prosthesis and return to function in more than 80% of cases. While penile prosthesis infection continues to be a dreaded complication, early diagnosis and aggressive surgical treatment may salvage the majority of these implants.  (+info)

(7/27) Management of Peyronie's disease with penile prostheses.

Peyronie's disease is a common malady affecting men mostly between the ages of 40 and 60. When penile curvature and erectile softening are present and the erectile dysfunction does not respond to Viagra a penile implant will strengthen and usually straighten the penis. If curvature persists after implant placement 'modeling' the erect penis will successfully achieve straightening in most patients. Plaque incision and grafting or a Nesbit procedure are rarely necessary to straighten the penis but will afford excellent results when employed. A thorough explanation of the pathogenesis of Peyronie's disease and effects of the disease and treatment on penile size will help avoid some of the disappointment seen when a shorter erection occurs.  (+info)

(8/27) Implantation of penile prosthesis in a patient with severe corporeal fibrosis induced by cavernosal injection therapy.

Implantation of a penile prosthesis in men with complicated fibrosis of corpus cavernosum is very difficult and even impossible. Cavernosal dilation requires sharp intracavernosal dissection to implant prosthesis, however complete removal of the fibrotic tissue is often impossible. We introduce a new technique using electric resection and electrovaporization of fibrotic tissue for implantation of penile prosthesis in a patient with severe corporeal fibrosis.  (+info)