Endovascular treatment of vasculogenic erectile dysfunction

Edward Kim, Ryan C. Owen, Gregory S. White, Osama O. Elkelany, Cyrus D. Rahnema

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Abstract

The treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) has been a fascination involving multiple medical specialities over the past century with urologic, cardiac and surgical experts all contributing knowledge toward this multifactorial disease. With the well-described association between ED and cardiovascular disease, angiography has been utilized to identify vasculogenic impotence. Given the success of endovascular drug-eluting stent (DES) placement for the treatment of coronary artery disease, there has been interest in using this same technology for the treatment of vasculogenic ED. For men with inflow stenosis, DES placement to bypass arterial lesions has recently been reported with a high technical success rate. Comparatively, endovascular embolization as an approach to correct veno-occlusive dysfunction has produced astonishing procedural success rates as well. However, after a thorough literature review, arterial intervention is only recommended for younger patients with isolated vascular injuries, typically from previous traumatic experiences. Short-term functional outcomes are less than optimal with long-term results yet to be determined. In conclusion, the hope for a minimally invasive approach to ED persists but additional investigation is required prior to universal endorsement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-43
Number of pages4
JournalAsian Journal of Andrology
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Erectile Dysfunction
Drug-Eluting Stents
Vasculogenic Impotence
Vascular System Injuries
Therapeutics
Coronary Artery Disease
Angiography
Pathologic Constriction
Cardiovascular Diseases
Medicine
Technology

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  • Urology

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Kim, E., Owen, R. C., White, G. S., Elkelany, O. O., & Rahnema, C. D. (2015). Endovascular treatment of vasculogenic erectile dysfunction. Asian Journal of Andrology, 17(1), 40-43. https://doi.org/10.4103/1008-682X.143752

Endovascular treatment of vasculogenic erectile dysfunction. / Kim, Edward; Owen, Ryan C.; White, Gregory S.; Elkelany, Osama O.; Rahnema, Cyrus D.

In: Asian Journal of Andrology, Vol. 17, No. 1, 01.01.2015, p. 40-43.

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Kim, E, Owen, RC, White, GS, Elkelany, OO & Rahnema, CD 2015, 'Endovascular treatment of vasculogenic erectile dysfunction', Asian Journal of Andrology, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 40-43. https://doi.org/10.4103/1008-682X.143752
Kim, Edward ; Owen, Ryan C. ; White, Gregory S. ; Elkelany, Osama O. ; Rahnema, Cyrus D. / Endovascular treatment of vasculogenic erectile dysfunction. In: Asian Journal of Andrology. 2015 ; Vol. 17, No. 1. pp. 40-43.
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