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Minimizing Bleeding Complications After Inflatable Penile Prosthesis Surgery

Nabeel Shakir, Dallas, Texas – USA

While placing an inflatable penile prosthesis is a safe, reliable and effective surgical treatment for erectile dysfunction, rarely scrotal bleeding can result in hematomas and infections. We have been using oxidized regenerated cellulose (ORC) regularly in corporotomy closures, and as a result have noted a significant reduction in scrotal drain output. In our comparative study, patients reported scrotal wound or hematoma-related concerns significantly less often when this hemostatic agent was used. We have transitioned to the routine use of ORC in all IPP placements in our practice and have had continued favorable results in over 300 cases, with minimal additional operative time and no added infection risk. (In partnership with Allen Morey, MD)