Spontaneous bilateral rod fracture of malleable penile prosthesis

  • Ibrahim Halil Bozkurt Izmir Bozkyaka Training and Research Hospital
  • Tarik Yonguc Izmir Bozkyaka Training and Research Hospital
  • Burak Arslan Izmir Bozkyaka Training and Research Hospital
  • Zafer Kozacioglu Izmir Bozkyaka Training and Research Hospital
  • Tansu Degirmenci Izmir Bozkyaka Training and Research Hospital
  • Salih Polat Izmir Bozkyaka Training and Research Hospital
  • Suleyman Minareci Izmir Bozkyaka Training and Research Hospital
Keywords: Malleable penile prosthesis, Mechanical failure, Rod fracture

Abstract

Mechanical failure with a malleable penile prosthesis is very rare.To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case reporting on a bilateral AMS 650 rod mechanical failure. We present a 50-year-old man with organic erectile dysfunction who experienced bilateral AMS 650 rod fracture after 14 years. The rod fracture of the left side was confirmed via X-ray preoperatively. The surgical exploration revealed a fracture of both rods. After the removal of both rods, we implanted a new malleable device during the same session. At the 6-month follow-up, the patient was satisfied with his prosthesis.

Author Biographies

Ibrahim Halil Bozkurt, Izmir Bozkyaka Training and Research Hospital
Urology, specialist
Tarik Yonguc, Izmir Bozkyaka Training and Research Hospital
Urology, specialist
Burak Arslan, Izmir Bozkyaka Training and Research Hospital
Urology, specialist
Zafer Kozacioglu, Izmir Bozkyaka Training and Research Hospital
Urology, specialist
Tansu Degirmenci, Izmir Bozkyaka Training and Research Hospital
Urology, Assoc. Prof
Salih Polat, Izmir Bozkyaka Training and Research Hospital
Resident
Suleyman Minareci, Izmir Bozkyaka Training and Research Hospital
Urology, specialist
Published
2014-10-22
How to Cite
Bozkurt, I. H., Yonguc, T., Arslan, B., Kozacioglu, Z., Degirmenci, T., Polat, S., & Minareci, S. (2014). Spontaneous bilateral rod fracture of malleable penile prosthesis. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 8(9-10), e739-40. https://doi.org/10.5489/cuaj.2005
Section
Case Report