Penile implant

Last revised by Dr Khalid Alhusseiny on 03 Jan 2022

Penile implants are a surgically placed device to assist with erectile dysfunction. The device has inflatable components inserted in the penile shaft with a reservoir typically placed in the pelvis.


  • malleable or semirigid penile prostheses
  • inflatable or hydraulic penile prostheses

History and etymology

They were thought to have been first introduced by Beheri et al in the 1960s 2.

See also

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