Case Study

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Cavernotome being used to dilate fibrotic corpora


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All uses of the cavernotomes resulted in successful implantation of inflatable cylinders or semimalleable rods without urethral injury or corporal perforation.

  • Fifteen of the patients received downsized prosthesis (13 Alpha NB, 2 AMS 700 CXM).
  • Of the remaining four patients, three patients were implanted with Mentor Alpha 1 standard size cylinders, and 1 patient was implanted with an AMS semimalleable prosthesis.
  • Graft material was not required and only two patients required additional distal penile incisions for optimum cylinder tip placement.
  • Average operative time was 51 minutes (39-86 minutes range).