State of the Reservoir: Current Concepts of Penile Implant Reservoir Placement and Potential Complications

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  • Purpose of Review: To discuss mechanical and surgical innovations in inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) surgery and their implications on reservoir placement and patient outcomes. Recent Findings: The past decade has seen a new emphasis on optimizing outcomes and minimizing complications associated with IPP reservoirs. Innovations in device design have accordingly yielded safer, more durable IPP outcomes over the past four decades. Modifications in surgical approach for reservoir placement abound for both traditional space of Retzius and ectopic reservoir placement techniques. Summary: Surgical and medical history, patient anatomy, and patient preference should all be considered when choosing approach for IPP reservoir placement. Prosthetic urologists should be proficient in multiple approaches to provide the best care to their patients.
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    Author List

  • Van Dyke M; Baumgarten AS; Ortiz N; Hudak SJ; Morey AF
  • Volume

  • 22
  • Issue

  • 4