Hydraulics Tip (penile): ‘A Reservoir Within a Reservoir’

Having seen a reservoir within a disused reservoir within “a sixty eight year old gentlemen [sic] presenting with a cystic abdominal mass and bothersome LUTS“, a team of doctors reached a firm conclusion. They present it in this study:

‘A Reservoir Within a Reservoir’ — An Unusual Complication Associated With A Defunctioned Inflatable Penile Prosthesis Reservoir,” Hamid Abboudi, Marco Bolgeri, Rajesh Nair, Andrew Chetwood, Andrew Symes, Philip Thomas, International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, epub 2014. (Thanks to investigator Ivan Oransky for bringing this to our attention.) The authors, at Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, UK, write:

“It is our belief that a defunctionalized reservoir serves no purpose; rather it can only cause trouble in the future. Consequently, at our institution we do not leave defunctionalized reservoirs in situ.”