Penile carcinoma and erectile dysfunction

Vladimir Kojovic, Daniel Dugi, Miroslav L. Djordjevic

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Penile carcinoma is a life-threatening condition with potential for severe psychological and functional impact. Erectile dysfunction occurs as a result of malignant infiltration of the penile tissue or as consequence of surgical treatment. Radical surgery can be an effective treatment modality, but this can be considered mutilating with a high incidence of aesthetic, functional and psychological morbidity. Therefore, goals of the surgical treatment of penile cancer should be both eradication of the disease and a sparing of functional penile tissue. Penile-sparing procedures have been increasingly performed and reported in recent decades. Additionally, total phallic reconstruction gives new perspectives to the patients who were not suitable for organ-sparing procedures. The main objective of this chapter is to highlight the treatment of penile cancer with the possibilities for preservation of erectile and sexual function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Book of Erectile Dysfunction
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781634852890
ISBN (Print)9781634852715
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Penile carcinoma
  • Sexual function
  • Surgical treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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