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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2014, Article ID 818623, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/818623
Case Report

Long-Term Results of Combined Tunica Albuginea Plication and Penile Prosthesis Implantation for Severe Penile Curvature and Erectile Dysfunction

Department of Urology and Renal Transplantation, University of Foggia, Viale L. Pinto 1, 71121 Foggia, Italy

Received 17 January 2014; Accepted 27 February 2014; Published 25 March 2014

Academic Editor: Francesca Sanguedolce

Copyright © 2014 Luigi Cormio 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

Penile prosthesis implantation is the recommended treatment in patients with penile curvature and severe erectile dysfunction (ED) not responding to pharmacotherapy. Most patients with mild-to-moderate curvature can expect cylinder insertion to correct both ED and penile curvature. In patients with severe curvature and in those with persistent curvature after corporeal dilation and prosthesis placement, intraoperative penile “modelling” over the inflated prosthesis has been introduced as an effective treatment. We report for the first time the long-term results of a patient treated with combined penile plication and placement of an inflatable penile prosthesis.