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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 891-896
Role of penile color doppler in the evaluation of erectile dysfunction


Department of Radio-diagnosis, Christian Medical College. Ludhiana, India

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Department of Radio-diagnosis, Christian Medical College. Ludhiana
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.32377

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Objective : The aim of this study is to find out hoe effective high frequency ultrasonographic Color Doppler can be to detect the cause of erectile dysfunction. Material and Methods : The hemodynamic function of the penis can be evaluated non-invasively by performing or power Doppler US with spectral analysis following injection of a vasoactive pharmacological agent Papavarine, to induce an erection. Results : The sensitivity of PBI in the diagnosis of erectile dysfunction was 61% and the specificity was 74%. After the addition of Duplex Doppler, sonography the sensitivity increased to 89% with a specificity of 95%. On further evaluation with post- papavarine, injection the sensitivity increased to 97% and the specificity increased to 99%. The increase was significant (p<0.001). Conclusion : Papavarine induced Color Duplex Doppler Sonography is an excellent and highly accurate means of assessing patients with erectile dysfunction.


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