Endoscopic Retrieval of a Penile Prosthesis' Rear-Tip Extender
Article first published online: 23 MAY 2008
© 2008 International Society for Sexual Medicine
The Journal of Sexual Medicine
Volume 5, Issue 7, pages 1758–1761, July 2008
How to Cite
Munk-Hartig, A.-K., Stübinger, S. H., Jünemann, K.-P. and Van Der Horst, C. (2008), Endoscopic Retrieval of a Penile Prosthesis' Rear-Tip Extender. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 5: 1758–1761. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2008.00849.x
- Issue published online: 4 JUL 2008
- Article first published online: 23 MAY 2008
- Penile Prosthesis;
- Erectile Dysfunction
Introduction. The renewal of penile prosthesis is a foreseeable intervention because of the limited survival time of the different implants. It usually becomes necessary simply for material fatigue after long-term regular use; in some cases, premature intervention might be necessary because of infection or other perioperative complications.
Aim. In the case presented here, the removal of a Dynaflex penile prosthesis showed a missing rear-tip extender on the right-hand tube.
Main Outcome Measures and Methods. A cavernoscopy of the right cavernous body was performed by using a conventional urethrocystoscope. The found rear-tip extender was extracted by using alligator forceps via the cystoscopic device.
Results. A new AMS CX hydraulic cavernous body prosthesis was successfully implanted. It has proven fully functional up to the current follow-up control.
Conclusions. This case shows that cavernoscopy is a gentle intraoperative procedure for diagnosing and removing material in penile prosthesis surgery. Munk-Hartig A-K, Stübinger SH, Jünemann K-P, and van der Horst C. Endoscopic retrieval of a penile prosthesis' rear-tip extender. J Sex Med 2008;5:1758–1761.