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Radiation thresholds and rehabilitative therapy with erectile preservation after radiotherapy for prostate cancer

Radiation thresholds and rehabilitative therapy with erectile preservation after radiotherapy for... Critical targets for radiation-induced erectile dysfunction have been proposed, with most studies supporting the proximal penis as an important site-specific structure. Pre-implant erectile function and dose to the proximal penis are the strongest predictors of post-treatment erectile function. Refinements in technique that minimize radiation dose to normal surrounding structures, especially the proximal penis, should result in improved rates of potency preservation. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Sexual Health Reports Springer Journals

Radiation thresholds and rehabilitative therapy with erectile preservation after radiotherapy for prostate cancer

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2007 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Urology; Endocrinology
ISSN
1548-3584
eISSN
1548-3592
DOI
10.1007/s11930-007-0011-4
Publisher site
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Abstract

Critical targets for radiation-induced erectile dysfunction have been proposed, with most studies supporting the proximal penis as an important site-specific structure. Pre-implant erectile function and dose to the proximal penis are the strongest predictors of post-treatment erectile function. Refinements in technique that minimize radiation dose to normal surrounding structures, especially the proximal penis, should result in improved rates of potency preservation.

Journal

Current Sexual Health ReportsSpringer Journals

Published: Aug 24, 2007

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