Nerve growth factor, nerve grafts and amniotic membrane grafts restore erectile function in rats.

@article{Burgers1991NerveGF,
  title={Nerve growth factor, nerve grafts and amniotic membrane grafts restore erectile function in rats.},
  author={J K Burgers and Ryan J. Nelson and David M Quinlan and Patrick Walsh},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={1991},
  volume={146 2},
  pages={463-8}
}
In an effort to reduce complications arising from radical pelvic surgery, an improved technique for restoration of autonomic innervation has been developed. The ability of nerve growth factor (NGF) alone or in combination with interposition nerve grafts, as well as the use of fetal amniotic membrane as an alternative growth matrix to enhance regeneration of ablated cavernous nerves were investigated in rats. Rats with ablated cavernous nerve displayed little or no penile erection, either in… CONTINUE READING

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