Cavernous artery revascularization in vasculogenic impotence: New simplified technique

Giorgio Carmignani, Furio Pirozzi, Giovanni Spano, Carlo Corbu, Stefano De Stefani

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A new simplified technique of cavernous artery revascularization is presented. The arterial inflow to the corpora is obtained through a counterflow end-to-end anastomosis of the inferior epigastric artery to the proximal stump of the transected dorsal penile artery. The revascularization of the cavernous artery occurs through the common penile artery. This operation is particularly suitable for patients showing pudendal or common penile artery obstruction at arteriography. Optimal distal perfusion is obtained by a cross end-to-side anastomosis of the distal stump of the dorsal artery to the contralateral dorsal penile artery. To date 5 patients have been operated on using this method with good functional results in 80 per cent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-26
Number of pages4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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