Cavernous nerve injury using rodent animal models.

  title={Cavernous nerve injury using rodent animal models.},
  author={Onder Canguven and Arthur L. Burnett},
  journal={The journal of sexual medicine},
  volume={5 8},
INTRODUCTION With the advance of the "nerve sparing" technique in radical pelvic surgeries, medically unaided rates of normal erectile function following surgery have improved. Precise determinations of post-surgery erection recovery, however, continue to be problematic and rates of normal erectile function range from 9% to 86%. It is understood that injury to cavernous nerves (CNs) occurs despite modern modifications of the surgery, although the precise pathophysiologic mechanisms of surgical… CONTINUE READING

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