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Quantitative and qualitative analysis of dynamic cavernosographies in erectile dysfunction due to venous leakage.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2815446     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Of 521 patients with erectile dysfunction in whom a multidisciplinary approach was used, 145 (27.8%) showed venous leakage as (concomitant) etiology of the impotence in dynamic cavernosography. The rate of the maintenance flow corresponded well with the response to a standardized intracavernosal injection of vasoactive drugs (p less than 0.05) in patients with venous leakage. The maintenance flow increased with the age in secondary impotent men. It was not statistically different in patients with or without concomitant arterial insufficiency (p = 0.19). Fifty-one of 145 patients (32.2%) presented a pathologic cavernosal drainage via a single venous system; 94/145 (64.8%) showed a combined venous leakage. The type of leakage corresponded neither to the maintenance flow nor to the response to intracavernosal injections. Our findings show that standardized intracavernosal testing and Doppler have a high predictive value for the status of the venous occlusive system. Exact evaluation of the type of leakage can be made by bidimensional cavernosography only.
C G Stief; U Wetterauer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Urology     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0090-4295     ISO Abbreviation:  Urology     Publication Date:  1989 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-12-07     Completed Date:  1989-12-07     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0366151     Medline TA:  Urology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  252-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Urology BWK, Academic Hospital of the University, Ulm, West Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Erectile Dysfunction / etiology,  radiography*
Middle Aged
Papaverine / diagnostic use
Penile Erection / physiology*
Penis / blood supply*
Phentolamine / diagnostic use
Regional Blood Flow
Reg. No./Substance:
50-60-2/Phentolamine; 58-74-2/Papaverine

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