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Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants
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ISSN Print: 1050-6934
ISSN Online: 1940-4379

Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants

DOI: 10.1615/JLongTermEffMedImplants.v13.i6.80
10 pages

Erectile Dysfunction

Ernani Luis Rhoden
Harvard Medical School and Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Medical Sciences and Experimental Pathology, Federal Foundation of Medical Sciences of Porto Alegre, Brazil
Abraham Morgentaler
Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School; Directo1; Men’s Health Boston. One Brookline Place, Suite 624 Brookline MA 02445

ABSTRACT

The past several years have witnessed a veritable revolution in our understanding and management of erectile dysfunction. Although surgical implants in the form of penile prostheses continue to be an important part of treatment of end-stage cases, the largest change has been brought about by the introduction of oral medications, such as sildenafil (Viagra®). This review addresses the etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of erectile dysfunction in light of the remarkable advances in the field.