Penile rehabilitation after prostate cancer treatment: Outcomes and practical algorithm - Abstract

Male Sexual & Reproductive Medicine Program, Division of Urology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065, USA.


The number of patients diagnosed with prostate cancer was estimated to be 192,000 in 2009 according to the American Cancer Society. The prevalence of reported erectile dysfunction after radical prostatectomy has significant variance. Among the studies in which the nerve-sparing status was described, erectile function recovery adequate for sexual intercourse was achieved in 50% of patients. This article reviews the animal and human studies in this field and provides a useful penile rehabilitation algorithm.

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Reference: Urol Clin North Am. 2011 May;38(2):105-18.
doi: 10.1016/j.ucl.2011.03.002

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 21621077 Prostate Cancer Section