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Urology. 1998 Dec;52(6):1030-3.

Treatment outcome after radical prostatectomy is not adversely affected by a pre-existing penile prosthesis.

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  • 1Department of Urology, Wayne State University, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To report on the safety of radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) in patients with a penile prosthesis presenting with clinically localized prostate cancer.

METHODS:

From January 1990 to December 1997, 8 consecutive men with a penile prosthesis underwent RRP for clinically localized prostate cancer. Retrospective data regarding patient population, operating time, estimated blood loss, length of hospital stay, and clinical outcome were evaluated.

RESULTS:

Mean patient age was 65.4 years (range 57 to 70) at the time of RRP, with a mean preoperative serum prostate-specific antigen level of 11.5 ng/mL. Mean duration of RRP surgery was 183.9 minutes, and the mean estimated blood loss was 1281.8 mL. No complication requiring penile prosthesis removal occurred. In 1 case, the reservoir tubing was punctured during closure of the abdominal fascia wall. This was immediately recognized and fixed. All patients had a functioning penile prosthesis after RRP.

CONCLUSIONS:

RRP can be safely and expeditiously performed in patients with a pre-existing penile prosthesis. The risk of prosthesis malfunction after RRP is very low. Patients with a penile prosthesis and prostate cancer should not be denied the option of undergoing RRP.

PMID:
9836550
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