Neuroendocrine cancer therapy, Meeting on rare endocrine diseases Padova | Endo-ERN
View in PDF Number of neuroendocrine cancer therapy Introduction: Erectile dysfunction ED is a serious condition which can affect men of all ages, with an important impact over the quality of life. When conservative therapy fails, a viable solution is the penile prosthesis implantation PPI. Objective: The purpose of this paper is to present data from recent literature regarding the satisfaction rates of men who have undergone penile PPI and as well as the partners satisfaction rates, ease of use, informations regarding long term survival of these prosthesis, postoperative complications and long distance complications, the effectiveness and the way that penile prosthesis have influenced the quality of life of the men who have opted for this solution.
Material and methods: We have analyzed recent long term studies concerning the outcomes of the PPI, studies which were made retrospectively, over a period of time of 10 to 15 years.
Results: Compared with the conservative treatment for ED, the satisfaction rates achieved after penile prosthesis implantation are higher.
Conclusions: PPI is a high effective treatment for erectile dysfunction, refractory to neuroendocrine cancer therapy treatment.
The inflatable penile prosthesis IPP provides more overall satisfaction than the malleable ones. The patients with IPP are more likely to continue using their devices than those with the malleable prosthesis. PPI improves significantly the quality of life for patients with erectile dysfunction.