Erectile dysfunction after radiotherapy for prostate cancer and radiation dose to the penile structures: a critical review.

@article{Wielen2007ErectileDA,
  title={Erectile dysfunction after radiotherapy for prostate cancer and radiation dose to the penile structures: a critical review.},
  author={Gerard J van der Wielen and John P. Mulhall and Luca Incrocci},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  year={2007},
  volume={84 2},
  pages={107-13}
}
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common sequela after external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy for prostate cancer. There are several structures in the vicinity of the prostate that are critical to erectile function and that receive a substantial radiation dose: neurovascular bundles (NVBs), internal pudendal arteries (IPAs), accessory pudendal arteries, corpora cavernosa and the penile bulb. Most reports analyzing the correlation between radiation dose to these structures and radiation… CONTINUE READING
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