Penile Implant Surgery Satisfaction Assessment.
Abstract: Background: Some studies showed encouraging results on the efficacy and safety of penile traction therapy (PTT) after Peyronie’s disease (PD) surgery. The early traction therapy (ETT) could be an effective and safe approach to minimize penile shortening in patients undergoing PD surgery. Aim: To evaluate the feasibility, efficacy, and safety of a novel penile splint as ETT in PD patients undergoing grafting techniques. Methods: PD patients underwent plaque incision and grafting (PIG) technique, at the end of the procedure a novel penile splint (ETT) was applied to all patient. The device consisted of two 10Ch intubating stylets, self-adapted to each patient, that kept the penis stretched with the aid of non-absorbable sutures. The total expense for the materials needed to build each penile splint was less than 15 euros. This active traction was maintained for 1-3weeks, then we removed the stitches leaving the device on-site for a passive traction. Within 3-4 weeks from surgery, the penile splint was replaced by a standard penile traction device. Outcomes: The main outcomes evaluated at 6 months included stretched penile length (SPL), penile curvature, International Index of Erectile Function - Erectile Function domain (IIEF-EF), patient satisfaction, and time to first satisfactory sexual intercourse. Results: A total of 46 patients were enrolled. The median preoperative IIEF-EF, penile curvature, and SPL were 27 points, 70 degrees, and 13 cm. The median follow-up was 15 months. The median postoperative IIEF-EF was 25 points (p < 0.001). The median residual penile curvature was 10 degrees (p < 0.001). The median postoperative SPL was 13 cm (p = 0.269). Eight patients (17.4%) lose 1 cm of SPL, no shortening greater than 1 cm was recorded. The median time to first satisfactory sexual intercourse and patient satisfaction score was 6 weeks and 9 points, respectively.
Universal identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10641/2344
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