End-to-side Somatic-to-autonomic Nerve Grafting to Restore Erectile Function and Improve Quality of Life After Radical Prostatectomy
Jeanette C Reece, David C Dangerfield, Christopher J Coombs
EUROPEAN UROLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2019
BACKGROUND: Radical prostatectomy (RP) is recommended for the treatment of men with clinically localised prostate cancer. However, RP is associated with a high incidence of erectile dysfunction (ED), which can impact the quality of life (QoL) significantly. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of end-to-side nerve grafting surgery to restore erectile function and improve sexual QoL in men with ED after RP. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A retrospective review of a single-centre experience of nerve grafting in men with ED following RP was performed. Seventeen men had surgery between March 2015 and October 2017 in Melbourne, Australia, which fulfilled study inclusion and exclusion crit..View full abstract
J.C. Reece is the recipient of a Peter Doherty early career research fellowship funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia.