AB019. Scientific advances in inflatable penile prosthesis implant design and technology for the treatment of erectile dysfunction
Podium Lecture

AB019. Scientific advances in inflatable penile prosthesis implant design and technology for the treatment of erectile dysfunction

Eric Chung

Andro Urology Centre, Brisbane QLD, Australia


Abstract: It is generally accepted that the development of erectile dysfunction is frequently attributed to both psychogenic factors as well as physiological alterations in neural, vascular, hormonal and endothelial function. Despite the advent of oral and intracavernosal erectile drugs, penile prosthesis implant remains a relevant and desired treatment option as many men became refractory to medical therapy and/or seek a more effective and permanent solution. The inflatable penile prosthesis implant is considered a superior option to malleable penile prosthesis as it produces penile rigidity and flaccidity that closely replicates a normal penile erection. Since the introduction of inflatable penile prosthesis in 1972, the surgical landscape for inflatable penile prosthesis implant has changed dramatically over the years. Scientific advances in prosthesis design, device technology and surgical techniques have made penile prosthesis implant a more natural, durable and reliable device. This talk will highlight the scientific advances and technological innovation in modern inflatable penile prosthesis implants over the past 4 decades.

Keywords: Penile prosthesis implant; erectile dysfunction


doi: 10.21037/tau.2017.s019


Cite this abstract as: Chung E. Scientific advances in inflatable penile prosthesis implant design and technology for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Transl Androl Urol 2017;6(Suppl 3):AB019. doi: 10.21037/tau.2017.s019