Deep dorsal vein arterialization in vascular impotence

Eur Urol. 1994;25(1):29-33. doi: 10.1159/000475242.


33 patients underwent a penile deep dorsal vein arterialization (DDVA) (11 venous leak, 8 pure arteriogenic impotence, 14 mixed arterial and venous impotence). The mean follow-up was 12 months. Surgery was considered successful when the patients had permeable anastomosis and were able to achieve satisfactory erections resulting in normal intercourse. 92% of the patients with venous leak, 62.5% of those with arteriogenic impotence and 58% with mixed lesions had a successful results. Due to antithrombotic therapy, there was no graft occlusion. Glans hypervascularity occurred in 3 patients and was treated by arterial banding. The role of DDVA in vascular impotence and its functional mechanism are discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical / methods*
  • Erectile Dysfunction / etiology
  • Erectile Dysfunction / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Microsurgery
  • Middle Aged
  • Penis / blood supply*
  • Postoperative Complications