Korean J Urol.  1987 Dec;28(6):832-834.

A Cause of Erectile Impotence: Subclinical Penile Cavernosal Fibrosis

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  • 1Chung Ang University, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Histological findings in corpus cavernosum were retrospectively evaluated in 36 patients with erectile impotence. Biopsies were obtained during insertion of penile prosthesis from both corpora. The most prominent histological findings were fibrosis(63.9%) and hyalinization(50%). Peyronie`s disease was not clinically diagnosed in any patient. Our findings suggest that clinical penile cavernosal fibrosis is common and may be a significant etiologital factor in patients with erectile impotence.

Keyword

impotence; cavernosal fibrosis

MeSH Terms

Biopsy
Erectile Dysfunction*
Fibrosis*
Humans
Male
Penile Prosthesis
Retrospective Studies
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