Novel Technique for Proximal Anchoring of Penile Prostheses in Female-to-male Transsexual

Michael C. Large*, Lawrence J. Gottlieb, Mark A. Wille, Michael DeWolfe, Gregory T. Bales

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Abstract

Objectives: To present our initial experience with a novel technique for fixation of an inflatable penile prosthesis in the female-to-male transsexual in 2 patients. Methods: Proximal fixation of an inflatable penile prosthesis is challenging in the female-to-male transsexual because of the lack of normal corporal bodies. This technique uses a bone drill to create a fixation chamber in the symphysis pubis. A rear tip extender is then secured into bone, providing a stable fixation point for the proximal aspect of the penile cylinder. Results: Two patients successfully underwent placement of a 2-cylinder inflatable penile prosthesis using this technique without any complications. At 8 and 13 months postoperatively, their Sexual Health Inventory for Men score was 23 and 25 of a possible 25 points, respectively. Conclusions: With modest follow-up, bone anchoring appears to provide improved support and better performance of the inflatable penile implant in the female-to-male transsexual patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)419-421
Number of pages3
JournalUrology
Volume74
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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