EXPERIENCE AND HISTORY
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 225-229

Early history of inflatable penile prosthesis surgery: a view from someone who was there


Institute for Academic Medicine, Houston Texas, 18300 Katy Fwy, Ste 325, Houston, TX 77094, USA

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David F Mobley
Institute for Academic Medicine, Houston Texas, 18300 Katy Fwy, Ste 325, Houston, TX 77094
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/1008-682X.140962

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The publication of the use of an inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) in 1973 by Dr. FB Scott. changed the world of treatment options for erectile dysfunction (ED). Much has been written since then about techniques, improvements, management of difficult cases, complications and their management, and mechanical and device changes over time. Few reports, if any, are available in the medical literature regarding the early development, surgical techniques, and controversies surrounding its introduction to the world's urological community. This article is, for the most part, the observations of one who was "there" in the early and mid-1970's and was a witness to the history of this remarkable marvel of creativity, engineering, design, and to the personalities involved.


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