Correspondence Address : Dr. Background: Erectile dysfunction ED is an inability to achieve and maintain erectile rigidity sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance. It is either organic or psychogenic in origin. This study was aimed at establishing vasculogenic causes among patients being evaluated for ED using triplex Doppler Ultrasound. Thirty-five consecutive patients with the clinical diagnosis of ED were evaluated with colour Doppler ultrasound scan using a high-frequency linear transducer. The spectral waveforms and peak systolic velocities PSV of the CA were documented at 5-min intervals, from 5 to 50 min.
Erectile dysfunction ED represents a common and debilitating condition with a wide range of organic and non-organic causes. Physical aetiologies can be divided into disorders affecting arterial inflow, the venous occlusion mechanism or the penile structure itself. Various imaging modalities can be utilised to investigate the physical causes of ED, but penile Doppler sonography PDS is the most informative technique, indicated in those patients with ED who do not respond to oral pharmacological agents e. This review will examine the anatomical and physiological basis of penile erection, the method for performing PDS and features of specific causes of ED, and will also consider the alternative imaging modalities available. Erectile dysfunction ED represents a substantial burden upon public health.
To evaluate the relationship between erection grade, erectile function score, Doppler ultrasonography US indexes, and elasticity score ES according to Doppler US diagnosis in patients with erectile dysfunction ED. Real-time strain type penile elastography was performed during penile Doppler US examination for 88 patients with ED. The diagnosis according to Doppler US was determined. Erection score according to the Erection Hardness Grading Scale was evaluated. The lowest erection hardness grades and IIEF-5 scores were detected in patients with arterial failure.
Tests for erection problems can help find a cause for a man's problem in having or maintaining an erection erectile dysfunction , or impotence. Erectile dysfunction is a common male problem. Most erection problems are caused by a combination of blood vessel, nerve, or psychological issues. To find the cause of erection problems, your doctor will first ask about your sexual history and do a physical exam. During the physical exam, the doctor will:.