Erectile dysfunction following retropubic prostatectomy

Lalong-Muh, J., Treacy, C. & Steggall, M.J. (2013). Erectile dysfunction following retropubic prostatectomy. British Journal of Nursing, 22(4), S4-S9. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2013.22.Sup2.S4

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Prostate cancer is the most common cancer to affect men in the UK. Treatment options depend on the grade of tumour, the patient's co-existing diseases and choice of treatment. One potentially curative option is surgery, specifically a radical retropubic prostatectomy or variation thereof. As a consequence of the surgery, men commonly experience two side-effects: urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction (ED). This paper outlines the clinical management of ED following surgery and aims to provide an overview of how to assess a man who has developed ED and discuss the various treatment options available, along with the efficacy in terms of recovery of erections.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: erectile dysfunction; prostate cancer; radical retropubic prostatectomy; nursing; treatment; IIEF; Assessment; neuropraxia
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Divisions: School of Health Sciences > Department of Adult Nursing

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