Insertion of Multi - Component Inflatable Penile Prosthesis Midline Scrotal Approach with the “No Touch Technique”

VJPU 2015; 2: 043

Francois J Eid

Key Words: Penile Implant, “no touch”,

This video describes placement of an inflatable penile prosthesis though a vertical midline scrotal incision. The procedure is enhanced by replacing the instruments, surgical gloves and installation of a barrier drape after the incision is completed and the corpora are exposed. This augmentation of the classic surgical technique allows the prosthesis components to be protected from contact with the patient’s skin. The authors believe that the “no touch” enhancement has lowered their infection rate from 2% to 0.46%

Acknowledgements: none

Disclosures: Consultant AMS and Coloplast

References:

  1. Eid JF, Wilson SK, Cleves M, Salem EA. Coated implants and the “no touch” surgical technique decreases rate of infection in inflatable penile prosthesis implantation to .46%. Urology 2012; 79: 1310-5.