Functional assessment of penile implant using MRI

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Has developed a deviation or curve in the distal penis on inflation of penile device.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Male

On the inflated images there is asymmetry in prosthesis positions being slightly more distal on the left than the right leading to a "kink" in the glans to the right (arrow).  Note the difference in volume of the prosthesis from deflated to inflated.

Case Discussion

Hydraulic inflatable penile prostheses work by transfer of fluid from a reservoir in the pelvis into 2 devices in the corpora cavernosum with activation using a device in the scrotum.  In this case the prosthesis position is such that there is distal penile distortion.

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Case information

rID: 58311
Published: 12th Feb 2018
Last edited: 12th Feb 2018
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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