CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 225–231

Diagnostic accuracy of Doppler ultrasound technique of the penile arteries in correlation to selective arteriography

  • Helmut Gall
  • Wolfgang Bähren
  • Wolfgang Scherb
  • Christian Stief
  • Walter Thon
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02577007

Cite this article as:
Gall, H., Bähren, W., Scherb, W. et al. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol (1988) 11: 225. doi:10.1007/BF02577007

Abstract

In 63% of 265 patients with erectile dysfunction a relevant arterial inflow disturbance was found by Doppler ultrasound examination. Correlation between Doppler and arteriography in 58 patients showed an accuracy of 95% in detecting penile arteries and an accuracy of 91% in discovering a pathological arterial pattern (arterial anomaly or arteriosclerotic obstruction). In 15 patients the arterial inflow was measured additionally by Doppler ultrasound technique after intracavernosal injection of vasoactive drugs (IIVD) (7.5 mg papaverine and 0.25 mg phentolamine). This technique proved to be more reliable than in the flaccid state and markedly facilitated localization and assessment of pathological changes of the cavernosal arteries.

Key words

Erectile dysfunction Doppler ultrasound Arteriography Corpus cavernosum injection Vasoactive drugs Penile arteries 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Helmut Gall
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Bähren
    • 2
  • Wolfgang Scherb
    • 3
  • Christian Stief
    • 4
  • Walter Thon
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyFederal Army HospitalUlmFRG
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyFederal Army HospitalUlmFRG
  3. 3.Department of NeurologyFederal Army HospitalUlmFRG
  4. 4.Department of UrologyFederal Army HospitalUlmFRG
  5. 5.Dematologische AbteilungBundeswehrkrankenhaus UlmUlmWest Germany

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