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Surgical Techniques for Managing Post-prostatectomy Erectile Dysfunction.

PMID 28965315


Due to the increasing numbers of radical prostatectomies (RP) performed for prostate cancer, a substantial number of patients are now suffering from post-operative erectile dysfunction (ED). The aim of this study is to summarize the current literature on surgical techniques for managing post-prostatectomy erectile dysfunction. The PubMed database was searched for English-language articles published up to Jan 2017 using the following search terms: "prostatectomy AND erectile dysfunction", "prostatectomy AND penile prostheses", and "prostatectomy AND penile implants". All of the studies that evaluated medical treatment were excluded. In the last few decades, the understanding of the anatomy of the male pelvis and prostate has improved. This has led to significant changes in the nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy techniques, with the aim of preserving post-surgical erectile function (EF). In this scenario, the prostate vascular supply and the anatomy of the neurovascular bundles have a central role. Penile prosthesis implantation is considered the third-line treatment option for RP ED patients, and they have been reported to be a very successful treatment with the highest patient satisfaction rate. Considering the failure of penile rehabilitation, and the lack of evidence for accessory pudendal artery (APA) preservation and nerve graft, nerve-sparing surgery and penile prostheses represent, today, the only methods to permanently and definitively preserve or erectile function after RP.

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