Subjective Characterization of Nerve Sparing Predicts Recovery of Erectile Function after Radical Prostatectomy: Defining the Utility of a Nerve Sparing Grading System Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Penile Erection
  • Prostate
  • Prostatectomy
  • Prostatic Neoplasms
  • Recovery of Function

abstract

  • Our data support the adoption of a subjectively assigned NSS to more precisely predict erectile function outcomes and suggest that even minor nerve trauma significantly impairs the recovery of erectile function after procedures classically regarded as having achieved bilateral nerve sparing. Further studies are needed to identify the optimal NSS system.

publication date

  • January 2011

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2010.01972.x

PubMed ID

  • 20727065

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 255

end page

  • 60

volume

  • 8

number

  • 1