Clinical experience with Mentor Alpha I inflatable penile prosthesis. Report on 333 cases

Urology. 1993 Sep;42(3):305-8. doi: 10.1016/0090-4295(93)90620-p.


Penile prostheses are a well-established form of therapy for erectile dysfunction. We report our experience with 333 cases using the Mentor Alpha I inflatable penile prosthesis. With a follow-up period of 15.4 months, there were 25 (7.5%) complications with 15 (4.5%) major complications that required reoperation. We also review the advantages and the procedures for implanting the penile prosthesis on an outpatient basis or a one-day hospital stay.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Erectile Dysfunction / surgery
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Humans
  • Length of Stay
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Penile Prosthesis / adverse effects
  • Penile Prosthesis / instrumentation*
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Prostheses and Implants
  • Prosthesis Design