Genitourinary Prosthetics: A Primer for the Non-urologic Surgeon.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Genitourinary prosthetics are used for correction of functional deficits and to improve the quality of lives of affected patients. General surgeons must evaluate patients scheduled for nonurologic surgery with urologic devices that can impact their perioperative management. Lack of recognition of these prosthetics preoperatively can lead to unnecessary morbidity for the patient and have legal implications for the surgeon. Close consultation with a urologist may avoid common complications associated with these devices and allows for surgical assistance when operative misadventures do occur. This article reviews 3 common urologic prosthetics: testicular prosthesis, artificial urinary sphincter, and penile prosthesis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lavien, G; Zaid, U; Peterson, AC

Published Date

  • June 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 96 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 533 - 543

PubMed ID

  • 27261793

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-3171

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.suc.2016.02.009


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States