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Reconstructive Vascular Surgery for Impotence

  • F. J. Levine
  • I. Goldstein

Abstract

Erectile function is dependent not only upon the hemodynamic interaction of arterial inflow and perfusion pressure but also on the development of an adequate venous outflow resistance [1–3]. Functional impairment of either arterial inflow, or veno-occlusive function, or both may result in erectile dysfunction. Vascular reconstructive procedures aim to correct any existing abnormalities identified in penile arterial and veno-occlusive hemodynamics in order to restore adequate erectile function. Though both of these hemodynamic processes interact during erection, for purposes of clarity this article will discuss separately arterial reconstructive procedures designed to increase perfusion pressure and flow to the corpora cavernosa and procedures designed to increase resistance to corporal venous outflow.

Keywords

Tunica Albuginea Arterial Inflow Inferior Epigastric Artery Dorsal Vein Emissary Vein 
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  • I. Goldstein

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