We analyzed the long-term results of malleable and inflatable penile prosthesis: the rates of complications, revision surgery and patient satisfaction.
Between January 1996 and December 2020, a total of 138 patients underwent implantation of a malleable or inflatable types penile prosthesis. The data of the patients were derived from the patient files and digital recording system. The patients were contacted face-to-face interaction if possible. If it is not possible, phone connection was made.
The median age of patients was 56 (21-83) years. Fourteen (10.2%) 1-piece, 46 (33.3%) 2-piece and 78 (56.5%) 3-piece penile prosthesis were implanted. The mostly used perioperative antibiotic was teicoplanin+amikacin in 107 patients. Total complication rate was 30% (n=42). Prosthesis infection constituted 9% (n=13) of these complications. The total satisfaction rate was 89.1%. There was no correlation between the complications and antibiotic regimen or prosthesis type (P=0.488, P=0.454, respectively). The rate of infection showed a slight increase in 3-piece penile prosthesis without any statistically significance (P=0.633). The patients with complications expressed more dissatisfaction compared to those without complications (P=0.001).
In our series, penile prosthesis implantation seems to be a recommended treatment method with high patient satisfaction in the treatment of refractory erectile dysfunction.
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