AUA 2017: Changes in penile length after radical prostatectomy: Investigation of anatomical mechanism
Boston, MA (UroToday.com) After radical prostatectomy, penile shortening is a common patient complaint that many of us have experienced in our clinical practice. While quickly attributed to the inherent risk of the procedure, there is little literature regarding its etiology and recovery. The authors of this study help address this in a prospective study of 102 patients undergoing radical prostatectomy (RP). Stretched penile length (SPL) was measured pre-operatively, 10 days post-op, and then at 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, and 24 months after RP.
AUA 2017: The Effect Of Nerve Sparing Status On Sexual Function: 3-year Results From The Ceasar Study
Boston, MA (UroToday.com) Though recovery of sexual function is found attributable to the degree of nerve sparing (NS) during a radical prostatectomy, this study investigates the necessity, effect size, and impact on positive surgical margins of NS in men with low baseline function.
AUA 2017: Hypothermic nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy facilitates earlier recovery of potency at one-year
Boston, MA (UroToday.com) Regional hypothermia (RH) via endorectal cooling balloon (ECB) during radical prostatectomy (RP) is an attempt to pre-emptively mitigate the inflammatory response. Dr. Young Hwii Ko, a visiting professor to the University of California – Irvine, presents a single institution’s experience of RH, specifically within the context of sexual function recovery post-RP.