Erectile Dysfunction

  • Udo Jonas
  • Walter Ferdinand Thon
  • Christian Georg Stief

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A. J. Wein, K. Van Arsdalen, Ph. M. Hanno, R. M. Levin
      Pages 3-15
    3. W. D. Steers
      Pages 16-33
    4. J. Staubesand, U. Wetterauer, F. Kulvelis
      Pages 34-43
    5. T. F. Lue
      Pages 44-56
    6. T. H. Schürmeyer, R. D. Hesch
      Pages 78-90
  3. Diagnostic Procedures

  4. Therapy

  5. Special Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 321-328

About this book


The basic principles of the phenomenon "erection" have been known since the pioneering work of Kolliker, Eckhard and Langley in the nineteenth century. Nonetheless, under the influence of Freud, erectile dysfunction was predominantly at­ tributed to psychogenic factors. A more liberal perception of sexuality since the 1960s, the development of new and refined diagnostic techniques, and the expansion of basic research activity resulted in a new concept of erectile dysfunction, identifying arteriogenic, venogenic, endocrinologic or myopathic (cavernous smooth muscle dysfunction) factors. From this research other considerations such as autonomic innervation, cavernous endo­ thelial intactness or impaired neurotransmitter pool are being introduced into routine clinical assessment. A reevaluation of psychogenic etiology with a consequential new concept of psy­ chogenic impotence is on the rise. In this book the new concepts of basic knowledge on cavernous smooth muscle function and its supraspinal, spinal, and local control; the new diagnostic approaches in psychogenic and autonomic factors; and the new developments of reconstructive therapeutic options for the patient have been tied together. Outstanding and internationally renowned experts in the field of erectile dysfunction have given detailed insight into the latest basic and clinical developments. Well-established diagnostic and thera­ peutic techniques are presented by experienced colleagues. We hope that this book will help the reader to get an overview of the current concepts of erection. Furthermore, we hope that international collaboration in basic and clinical research in the field of erectile dysfunction will render an update necessary in the near future.


Andrologie Diagnostik Impotenz Sexualpathologie Therapie andrology diagnostics erectile dysfunction therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Udo Jonas
    • 1
  • Walter Ferdinand Thon
    • 1
  • Christian Georg Stief
    • 1
  1. 1.Klinik für UrologieMedizinische Hochschule HannoverHannover 61Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-00988-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-00986-4
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