A rare complication of penile prosthesis: Inguinal hernia

Ferhat Ates, Furkan Dursun, Erca Malkoc, Zeki Aktas, Sezgin Okcelik, Kenan Karademir

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Inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) implantation is a successful method for treatment of erectile dysfunction. IPP placements have rare complications. In this paper, we present a highly unusual case of an inguinal hernia as a short-term complication of a 3-piece IPP implantation. The patient was a 55-year-old man with erectile dysfunction due to diabetes mellitus. He presented 3 weeks after implantation with a strong cough. On exploration, the reservoir was seen in direct inguinal hernia sac. After removing the reservoir from the sac, the hernia was repaired with mesh and the reservoir was placed in the space of Retzius again. The patient is symptom free at follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-69
Number of pages3
JournalRevista Internacional de Andrologia
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Complicación
  • Complication
  • Hernia inguinal
  • Inflable de pene Prótesis
  • Inflatable penile prosthesis
  • Inguinal hernia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Urology


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