Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy in a patient with a preexisting three-piece inflatable penile prosthesis

Hwa Choi Kyung, Hwan Lee Seung, Sug Jung Won, Ha Chung Byung

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We report a rare case of robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RARP) in a patient with a preexisting penile prosthesis. In this case, we completed RARP without removing the reservoir by using a deflation-inflation technique, and there were no complications related to the prosthesis. The patient had a negative surgical margin. The preserved three-piece inflatable penile prosthesis continued to function properly in 1month. Reservoir-preserving RARP is technically feasible and safe. However, it is important to be aware of device-related complications. Long-term studies on the mechanical survival rate and patient satisfaction should be also performed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-72
Number of pages3
JournalKorean Journal of Urology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Urology

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