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Rev Int Androl. 2021 Jul 21:S1698-031X(21)00014-5. doi: 10.1016/j.androl.2020.10.002. On-line forward of print.
OBJECTIVES: To supply suggestions relating to surgical procedure, follow-up, and administration of doable issues associated to penile prostheses implantation, in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: We designed a vital narrative overview of the research investigating the influence of COVID-19 on urology follow and on penile prosthetic implantology. A complete search within the MEDLINE database was carried out. Totally different combos of the next key phrases have been used in line with a free-text protocol:: “SARS-CoV-2”, “COVID19”, “COVID Urology”, “COVID19 surgical procedure”, “penile prostheses”. Papers in English and Spanish language, printed till September 2020 have been included within the overview.
RESULTS: Penile prosthesis implantation is an elective surgical procedure which ought to at all times be deferred when it can’t be carried out in most security situations. Nevertheless, it might result in issues wich should be resolved urgently even throughout the COVID-19 Period.
CONCLUSIONS: At the moment, it’s necessary to develop shared methods to keep away from potential COVID-19-related issues for surgical sufferers. Penile prosthesis implantation ought to be deferred to keep away from pointless dangers and all preventive measures ought to be taken to attenuate the dangers within the occasion of non-delayable surgical procedure.