What is the role of angioplasty in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

Updated: Oct 14, 2020
  • Author: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Balloon angioplasty has been studied as treatment for erectile dysfunction in men with focal atherosclerotic narrowing of the penile artery. In a prospective study in 22 men with 34 isolated penile artery stenoses, Wang et al reported achieving procedural success with balloon angioplasty in 31 cases. At 8 months, however, CT angiography showed binary restenosis in 14 of 34 lesions in 13 patients, and at 1 year, clinical success had been sustained in only 11 of the 22 patients. [83]

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