The team at Perito Urology was happy to announce the first publication of their chapter in the Textbook of Male Genitourethral Reconstruction. In this chapter, we briefly review the development of the infrapubic approach to implantation of the inflatable penile prosthesis.
With intra-operative photos and illustrations, we discuss the surgical steps. We also highlight patient selection, post-operative care and complications. Any patient is a candidate for an infrapubic approach to a penile implant, including those undergoing revisions. In fact, revisions are often best served through the infrapubic approach in order to at least attempt reservoir retrieval without the need for a secondary incision, something we have not performed in over 10 years.
This chapter was possible through collaborations with our great colleagues: Dr. Annah Vollstedt and Dr. Martin Gross from Dartmouth, and Dr. Gabriele Antonini of Italy.