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Several scientific articles, case studies and posters have been published and presented in reputable international journals and scientific medical societies, articles published in Open Journal of Urology(2014), International Journal of Impotence Research(2013) and poster presented in Sexual Medicine Society of North America(2013).
 
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Journal:  International Journal of Impotence Research (2014) 26, 100–104; Journal:  Open Journal of Urology
Date Published:  5 December 2013 Date Published: Vol.4 No.7, July 2014
Authors: V Shirvanian(1), G Lemperle(2), C Araujo Pinto(3) and J J Elist(4)

1-Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt, Germany
2-Division of Plastic Surgery, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
3-Instituto Paulista Tratamento Disfunncao Eretil, Sau Paulo, Brazil
4-James J Elist, MD, FACS, is a patent holder and uses the implant in his private practice.
 Authors: Dr. James Elist, Dr. Vaheh Shirvanian, Dr. Gottfried Lemperle

Elist Implant Review Abstract

Penile prosthesis surgery for erectile dysfunction has the highest satisfaction rates among all treatment options but is often associated with subjective and objective loss of penile length and girth following surgery. To present a novel technique using a subcutaneous soft silicone implant for reversal of penile shortening and narrowing after prosthesis surgery, with additional gains in overall penile length and girth. Nine patients were treated with the insertion of a subcutaneous soft silicone penile implant. All patients had previously reported a loss in penile length (0.5–2 cm), and seven of nine patients also reported a loss in penile girth (0.5–2.6 cm) after penile prosthesis surgery. During a follow-up period of 4–24 months, penile length and girth measurements showed a mean increase in length of 2.4 cm (±0.75 cm) and a mean increase in girth of 3.4 cm (±0.94 cm). The additional insertion of a subcutaneous soft silicone implant in patients with decreased penile length and girth after penile prosthesis surgery is an effective treatment option that provides reversal of lost penile length and girth. 

Elist Implant Review Abstract

Introduction: Congenital and acquired penile curvature has a negative impact on penile aesthetics, sexual capabilities, and male psychology. Surgical procedures yield satisfactory correction of curvature, but are usually associated with penile shortening and palpable suture material and nodules under the skin, resulting in patient dissatisfaction. Aims: To present a novel technique using a subcutaneous soft silicone implant for surgical treatment of penile soft tissue deformities with curvature, with prevention of surgery-associated penile shortening and subcutaneous “bumps”, and with additional gains in overall penile length and girth. Method: 3 patients who complained about congenital, post-traumatic, and post-penile surgery associated penile curvature, with concerns about their penile aesthetics and associated negative psychosocial effects, were treated with the insertion of a subcutaneous soft silicone penile implant. Results: During a follow up period of 2 - 12 months (mean: 6.7 ± 3.6 months) all three patients expressed objective and subjective satisfaction regarding the corrective results of the surgery. Penile length and girth measurements during follow-up showed a mean increase in length of 4.3 cm (±1.4 cm) and a mean increase in girth of 3.0 cm (±1.0 cm). Conclusion: The insertion of the subcutaneous soft silicone implant in addition to corporeal fibrotic tissue removal in patients with congenital or acquired penile curvature is an effective option that provides the patient with aesthetic improvements by correcting penile deviation, preventing post-surgical subcutaneous nodule formation that results from the technique and suture material used, and adding penile length and girth. Further prospective studies are required to validate our initial experience.


 
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