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Sizers, Penile Prosthesis

Definition : Sizers designed to facilitate the selection of an appropriate size (i.e., length) of penile prosthesis. These sizers typically consist of a calibrated (e.g., marked in 0.5 cm [0.02-inch] increments from 2 to 20 cm [0.8 to 8 inches) nonsterile plastic bar finished in rigid and softer ends, respectively, that is placed (after sterilization and during a surgical procedure) within the corpus cavernosa to determine the size (length) of the prosthesis to be implanted. The prosthesis is selected and/or trimmed according to the length determined by the sizer and then inserted. Penile sizers are used in surgical procedures intended for the insertion of prostheses to treat erectile dysfunction (i.e., impotence).

Entry Terms : "Penile Prostheses Sizers"

UMDC code : 23783

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