I am a
Home I AM A Search Login

Papers of the Week

2021 Jul 05

Sex Med



A Case Report of Large Bowel Obstruction in a Patient With an Inflatable Penile Prosthesis.


Atri E, Mallory C, Perez A, Wong V, Cordon BH
Sex Med. 2021 Jul 05; 9(4):100391.
PMID: 34237684.


Inflatable penile prostheses (IPP) consist of 2 cylinders implanted into the corpora cavernosa, a pump placed in the scrotum, and a saline-filled reservoir traditionally placed in the space of Retzius. IPPs are used to treat refractory erectile dysfunction with few rare, but serious, complications. Cases of reservoirs causing erosion into the bladder, small bowel obstructions, vascular compression, and inguinal herniation have been described.