Bilateral renal transplantation: effect on pelvic hemodynamics and sexual function in male patients

  • Fuad J. Dagher
  • Adam Billet
  • Luis Queral
Part of the Developments in Surgery book series (DISU, volume 5)


Approximately 50% of male patients with chronic renal failure treated by hemodialysis complain of sexual dysfunction of some degree or another (1). While successful renal transplantation improves sexual performance of a large number of these patients, close to 30% continue to experience poor sexual function. Further, and in the event a second contralateral transplant procedure is performed, the rate of impotence increaces once again to 50% or more (2). It is suggested that this increase might be due to vascular insufficiency resulting from ligation of both internal iliac arteries (3).


Sexual Function Sexual Dysfunction Internal Iliac Artery Successful Renal Transplantation Internal Iliac Artery Ligation 
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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, The Hague 1984

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  • Fuad J. Dagher
  • Adam Billet
  • Luis Queral

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