Sexual dysfunction following radical prostatectomy - Abstract

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and the second leading cause of cancer death.

A favored treatment option for organ confined prostate cancer in a middle aged healthy man is radical prostatectomy (RP). Despite advances in techniques for RP, there remain concerns among physicians and patients alike on its adverse effects on sexual function. While post-RP erectile dysfunction (ED) has been extensively studied, little attention has been focused on the other domains of sexual function, namely loss of libido, ejaculatory dysfunction, orgasmic dysfunction, penile shortening, and Peyronie's disease. The aim of this review is to discuss the most recent literature regarding the post-RP sexual dysfunctions.

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Benson CR, Serefoglu EC, Hellstrom WJ.   Are you the author?

Reference: J Androl. 2012 Jun 28. Epub ahead of print.
doi: 10.2164/jandrol.112.016790

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 22744864 Prostate Cancer Section