Non-surgically Related Causes of Erectile Dysfunction After Bilateral Nerve-sparing Radical Prostatectomy

G Gandaglia; G Lista; N Fossati; N Suardi; A Gallina; M Moschini; L Bianchi; MS Rossi; R Schiavina; SF Shariat; A Salonia; F Montorsi; A Briganti


Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2016;19(2):185-190. 

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Non-surgically related factors have an important role in the recovery of EF after BNSRP. Baseline EF and depressive status represent independent predictors of EF recovery after surgery and should always be taken into account when counseling PCa patients regarding the potential long-term side effects of RP. In addition, the administration of aRT has a detrimental effect on the probability of recovering EF after BNSRP. This should be considered when counseling PCa patients regarding the potential benefit and toxicity of additional cancer therapies after surgery.