Pilot Study Explores Penoscrotal Decompression for Ischemic Priapism
New Research: Peyronie's Disease Surgeon Survey
Penoscrotal decompression (PSD) could be a feasible way to treat men with refractory ischemic priapism when distal shunt procedures are unsuccessful.
In a recent Journal of Sexual Medicine pilot study of 14 patients, all 6 men who underwent PSD saw complete resolution of their priapism and associated pain. They did not have any further RIP episodes and did not need more treatment.
A comparison group of 8 patients who underwent malleable penile prosthesis implantation instead of PSD also saw complete pain relief. However, 3 patients needed revision surgery.
The authors noted that their patient population was small and that more research is needed. Nevertheless, "the initial results are promising with successful resolution of RIP and potential for erectile recovery," they wrote.
For more information, including a detailed description of the procedure, please click here.
We're pleased to announce that a new research summary has been posted to the ISSM website.
"A Worldwide Survey on Peyronie's Disease Surgical Practice Patterns Among Surgeons" by Eric Chung, FRACS, et al., was published online in March in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Please click here to see the summary.