Penile implant

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Penile implants are urological surgical procedures, primarily for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and Peyronie's disease (scar tissue buildup within the penis) as opposed to enlargement as is commonly believed. Although there are many distinct types of implants, most fall into one of two categories: malleable and inflatable.[1]

Malleable penile prosthesis[edit]

The malleable penile prosthesis is a set of rods implanted into the corpora of the penis. The rods are hard, but are 'malleable' in the sense that they can be adjusted manually into the erect position.[2]

Inflatable penile implant[edit]

The inflatable penile implant is a pump system which utilizes the passage of saline from a reservoir into empty cylinders which simluates an erection and allows for sexual activity. The glans of the penis, however, remains unaffected. 90-95% of inflatable prostheses produce erections suitable for intercourse.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Perito, Paul. "Penile Implants". PeritoUrology.com. Perito Urology. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Perito, Paul. "Malleable Penile Implant Prosthesis". PeritoUrology.com. Perito Urology. Retrieved 18 November 2014.