Pathophysiology of Nerve Injury and Its Effect on Return of Erectile Function

  • Louis Eichel
  • Douglas Skarecky
  • Thomas E. AhleringEmail author


This chapter summarizes the basic anatomy and more importantly the pathophysiology of cavernous nerve injury and how our expanding knowledge of this topic will lead to future improvement of clinical outcomes.


Continence Sexual function Robot Radical prostatectomy Potency Erectile function Nerve injury Outcomes IIEF SHIM Incontinence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Louis Eichel
    • 1
    • 2
  • Douglas Skarecky
    • 3
  • Thomas E. Ahlering
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Division of UrologyRochester General HospitalRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Center for UrologyRochesterUSA
  3. 3.Department of Urology, Irvine Medical CenterUniversity of California, IrvineOrangeUSA

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