Semirigid penile prosthesis: technique and review of literature

Garrick M. Greear, Fady M. Ghali, Tung-Chin Hsieh


Since the development and popularization of the malleable semirigid device in 1973, penile prosthetic surgery has played a critical role in the management of end-stage erectile dysfunction. Several prostheses have come into use, most broadly categorized into semirigid penile prosthesis (SRPP) and inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP). In recent decades, SRPP use has declined with the advent of IPP, though there are still clinical settings for which this technique is most appropriate. We present a brief review of the indications, perioperative practices, and our surgical technique for SRPP implantation as well as a review of complications and device reliability.