- Department of Urology and Reconstructive Andrology, Humanitas Gradenigo, Torino, Italy,Department of Biomedical Sciences, Humanitas University, Milan, ItalyInterests: penile prosthetic surgery; reconstructive andrology; urethral stenosis; male luts; urologic neoplasm; kidney transplantation
Since its first introduction in 1973, the penile prosthesis has undergone remarkable worldwide implementation. The widespread and considerable technological advancements have provided physicians with mechanically reliable prostheses featuring hydrophilic coatings (Titan; Coloplast) or antibiotic impregnation (InhibiZone; AMS). There are three main types of penile prosthesis: malleable or semi-rigid; two-piece inflatable; and three-piece inflatable, the most frequently implanted. Currently, penile prosthesis represents the best available treatment for refractory erectile dysfunction, penile traumas and overt anatomical abnormalities, granting exceptional satisfaction rates and solid device reliability. Another emerging topic is phalloplasty in the increasingly frequent female-to-male surgery, aided by the recent development of phalloplasty-specific penile prosthetics (ZSI-475 FTM; Zephyr Surgical Implants). Notably, restoring men’s sexual function has significant effects on psychological health as well, improving couples’ intimate relationship and quality of life. These findings suggest that penile implants have a role beyond sexual function and may serve as a catalyst for the overall improvement of health.
The aim of this special issue is to provide new insights in penile prosthetic surgery techniques, patients’ reported outcome measures of penile prosthesis on men’s health, penile prosthesis after major pelvic surgery, penile prosthesis implantation with concomitant corporoplasty for Peyronie’s disease, and new devices for implantology and phalloplasty.
Prof. Dr. Omid Sedigh
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