Removal of a Detached Head of the Brooks Dilator from the Corpora Cavernosa During Penile Prosthesis Implantation

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IntroductionSeveral complications during and after penile implantation have been reported. The most difficult part of the procedure seems to be the dilatation of the corpora, especially in fibrotic cases.AimTo report a rare intraoperative complication during dilatation of the corpora and its management.MethodsDuring dilation of the corpora cavernosa with Brooks dilators for the implantation of penile prosthesis, its head was detached and stuck at the tip of the corpus cavernosum. Several trials to remove the head of the dilator using different kinds of clamps were unsuccessful. Finally, an incision was performed to the distal lateral part of the corpora cavernosa and the head of the dilator was removed. Implantation was completed uneventfully.ResultsThe patient instructed to inflate the prosthesis and use it for sexual intercourse after 6 weeks. Follow-up was 14 months and the patient is using properly the prosthesis.ConclusionsAlthough this is a very rare complication not previously described, we recommend examination of the dilators before use.

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