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Advances in Urology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 896070, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/896070
Research Article

Evaluation of Satisfaction and Axial Rigidity with Titan XL Cylinders

1Regional Urology, Department of Urology, 255 Bert Kouns, Shreveport, LA 71199, USA
2Advanced Urological Care, P.C., Department of Urology, 435 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065, USA

Received 27 February 2012; Accepted 16 July 2012

Academic Editor: Andrew Kramer

Copyright © 2012 Gerard D. Henry et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) has high patient satisfaction rates and good mechanical reliability rates in multiple studies. The number one patient compliant at six months is penile length. Recently, new technique for aggressive sizing of the cylinders has been published on in the literature. One IPP company has produced a new product that has longer length cylinders (XL) than those available. However, traditionally long cylinders were felt to lack axial rigidity. Therefore, a prospective, multicenter, central IRB-approved, monitored study was performed on the new product to address these concerns. At 2 centers, a total of 17 patients underwent surgical implantation of these new XL cylinders. These patients were questioned for patient satisfaction and tested for axial rigidity using a Fastsize Erectile Quality Monitor. The results showed excellent patient satisfaction rates and great axial rigidity with the Fastsize Erectile Quality Monitor. The XL cylinders appear to give the IPP surgeon the ability to use longer cylinders with good patient satisfaction and great axial rigidity.