Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy in Patients with Preexisting Three-Piece Inflatable Penile Prosthesis

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  • Petar Erdeljan MD, FRCSC,

    1. Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
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  • Gerald Brock MD, FRCSC,

    1. Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
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  • Stephen E. Pautler MD, FRCSC

    Corresponding author
    1. Departments of Surgery and Oncology, Divisions of Urology and Surgical Oncology, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
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Stephen E. Pautler, MD, FRCSC, Urology, St. Joseph's Hospital, 268 Grosvenor Street, London, Canada N6A 4V2. Tel: 519-646-6384; Fax: 519-646-6037; E-mail: Stephen.Pautler@sjhc.london.on.ca

ABSTRACT

Introduction.  Robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RARP) is becoming the preferred surgical treatment option for management of organ-confined prostate cancer. Although not a contraindication, previous pelvic surgery can make RARP challenging. Presence of a three-piece inflatable penile prosthesis, with a perivesical pelvic reservoir, has the potential to induce steric hindrance making RARP difficult.

Aim.  The main purpose of this publication is to report our experience with RARP in patients with previously inserted three-piece inflatable penile prostheses.

Methods.  Two patients with previously inserted AMS 700 penile prosthesis and with organ-confined, biopsy proven adenocarcinoma of the prostate underwent RARP. We describe intraoperative findings, surgical technique, oncologic and functional outcomes.

Results.  Both patients underwent safe and successful RARP with out any complications. Surgical margins were not affected with pelvic reservoir-sparing technique. In both patients, the penile prosthesis remained functional postoperatively.

Conclusions.  RARP can be safely performed in patients with previously inserted three-piece inflatable penile prosthesis. Nontraumatic handling of the pelvic reservoir is mandatory to preserve prosthesis' integrity. Erdeljan P, Brock G, and Pautler SE. Robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy in patients with preexisting three-piece inflatable penile prosthesis. J Sex Med 2011;8:306–309.

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