DOI: 10.1093/jsxmed/qdae001.271 ISSN: 1743-6095

(284) A Preliminary Investigation on the Incidence of Complications and Patient Contentment Following the Surgical Implantation of Inflatable Penile Prosthesis After Salvage Radical Prostatectomy

K Khalaf Alla, A El-Achkar, J Mehr, R Wang
  • Urology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Psychiatry and Mental health



Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common complication post salvage radical prostatectomy (RP). Yet, there is scant data in the literature on complication rates and patient satisfaction in those that undergo inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) insertion post salvage radical prostatectomy (RP) following targeted radiotherapy for treatment of localized prostate cancer. It is understood that these patients have a higher rate of complications as they have experienced both radiation and prostatectomy adverse events which could alter their overall satisfaction after prosthetic surgeries.


Our aim is to conduct a preliminary analysis of IPP complication rates and satisfaction rate in patients that had 3-piece IPP implantation following salvage radical prostatectomy.


A retrospective chart review from our institutional database was done from 2018 to 2021. The inclusion criteria were patients that had an inserted 3-piece IPP and a history of salvage RP following radiation therapy. Only patients that participated Erectile Dysfunction Inventory of Treatment Satisfaction (EDITS) questionnaire at least 6 months from implant date were included. Data on satisfaction, IPP infection rates, mechanical failure rates, and overall complications was also collected. Complications include hematoma, erosion, reservoir hernia.


A total of 22 patients were included in the study. The median age (IQR) is 65 (64-67) years and the median time (IQR) from RP to IPP insertion is 23 (11-49) months. All patients were approached in a penoscrotal manner with submuscular placement of reservoir (Table 1). The satisfaction rate was high at 91.8% on follow up. Overall complications rate was observed in 2 patients. One patient had a mechanical pump failure at 37.9 months while another patient had signs and symptoms of scrotal wall infection at 15 months. Both devices were easily replaced with no post op complication and remained functional on further follow up.


In patients that underwent salvage prostatectomy IPP insertion, they reported high satisfaction rates and low complication rates despite the exposure to both prostate cancer treatments adverse events. Further research is needed to confirm the results obtained and to investigate the underlying causes for the observed outcomes. The scientific process is iterative, and the answers obtained from one study often lead to more questions and the need for additional investigations.



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