Erectile function one year after permanent I-125 seed implantation for prostate cancer

Atsunori Yorozu, T. Ohashi, K. Toya, K. Kita, S. Saito, H. Nagata, M. Kosugi, T. Momma

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Abstract

We assess erectile function after prostate brachytherapy. A total of 217 patients with permanent I-125 seed implantation for prostate cancer had erectile function assessed before and after treatment. Erectile function was assessed using the scoring system of 0; complete inability, 1; insufficient for intercourse, 2; suboptimal and 3; normal erectile function. Ages had a significant impact on pretreatment function. In 127 patients (56%) who were potent with a score 2 or greater before treatment the preservation of potency, with a score 2 or greater, was 74% for patients treated with radiotherapy alone and 67% for patient treated with neoadjuvant hormonal treatment. The potency rate gradually recovered within one year after hormonal treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1196-1201
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Radiology
Volume51
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Nov 14
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Yorozu, A., Ohashi, T., Toya, K., Kita, K., Saito, S., Nagata, H., Kosugi, M., & Momma, T. (2006). Erectile function one year after permanent I-125 seed implantation for prostate cancer. Japanese Journal of Clinical Radiology, 51(10), 1196-1201.