After reviewing 159 duplex Doppler studies of patients with ED (mean IIEF score, 13) a positive correlation was found between the heterogeneity of the erectile tissue on US and the absolute value of EDV. Importantly, they suggested that US can be used to identify ED early on in the disease process. Dr. Winter, on behalf of her colleagues, spoke passionately of the use-value of the US images and their place as clinical indicators of the presence and extent of corporal fibrosis in ED. She commented that additional prospective and randomized studies will be required to quantify fibrosis severity and create a technique that is user friendly for urologists and radiological technicians incorporating penile tissue heterogeneity into the diagnosis or follow-up of ED.
Presented By: Ashley G. Winter, MD
Authors: Rachel S. Rubin1,2, Ashley G. Winter1,2, Irwin Goldstein1
Affiliation: 1San Diego Sexual Medicine, 2Kaiser Permanente San Diego
Written By: Daniel Lama for UroToday.com
at the 2017 AUA Annual Meeting - May 12 - 16, 2017 – Boston, Massachusetts, USA