Penile prosthesis insertion for acute priapism

Timothy J. Tausch, Ryan Mauck, Lee C. Zhao, Allen F. Morey

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Shunt surgery is not universally successful toward detumescence, may lead to erectile dysfunction, and can make eventual penile prosthesis insertion difficult. Penile prosthesis insertion during a priapistic episode alleviates ischemic pain, allows the patient to resume sexual function sooner, and prevents corporal scarring and shortening that makes subsequent prosthesis implantation difficult.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-425
Number of pages5
JournalUrologic Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 2013


  • Penile prosthesis
  • Priapism
  • Priapistic episode

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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