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Illustrations: Surgical interventions for erectile dysfunction
Media file 9: The Medicated Urethral System for Erections (MUSE) is a small suppository that is placed into the urethra with this device. The suppository is very small, and users often question whether anything is in the device.
Media file 10: Two rigid cylinders have been placed into the penis. This type of implant has no inflation mechanism but provides adequate rigidity to the penis to allow penetration.
Media file 11: This inflatable penile device has 3 major components. The 2 cylinders are placed within the penis, a reservoir is placed beneath the rectus muscle, and the pump is placed in the scrotum. When the pump is squeezed, fluid from the reservoir is transferred into the 2 cylinders, producing a firm erection. Squeezing the top of the pump causes a reversal of flow of the fluid from the cylinders back into the reservoir.
Media file 12: This inflatable penile prosthesis has fluid located at the base of the device. When the tip of the device is squeezed, the fluid is transferred into the cylinder.
Medically reviewed by Michael Wolff, MD; American Board of Urology
The European Alprostadil Study Group. The long-term safety of alprostadil (prostaglandin-E1) in patients with erectile dysfunction. Br J Urol. Oct 1998;82(4):538-43. [Medline].
The Process of Care Consensus Panel. The process of care model for evaluation and treatment of erectile dysfunction. Int J Impot Res. Apr 1999;11(2):59-70; discussion 70-4. [Medline].
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/18/2015
Stephen W Leslie, MD, FACS
Stanley A Brosman, MD
Joseph A Salomone III, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Richard Harrigan, MD
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