Erectile dysfunction following radiotherapy and brachytherapy for prostate cancer: pathophysiology, prevention and treatment


Akbal C., TİNAY İ. , ŞİMŞEK F. , Turkeri L. N.

INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY, cilt.40, sa.2, ss.355-363, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Derleme
  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s11255-007-9247-1
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.355-363

Özet

Objectives Although detrimental impact on sexual function following radiotherapy (RT) and brachytherapy decreases the quality of life of prostate cancer survivors, the etiology, pathophysiology, prophylaxis and treatment of this condition has not yet been fully clarified. We reviewed the published literature in terms of etiology, treatment and possible prevention of erectile dysfunction (ED) following RT and/or brachytherapy.