Chapter 33. Management of Erectile Dysfunction in the Elderly

  1. Stephen Jackson Professor of Geriatric Medicine2,
  2. Paul Jansen3 and
  3. Arduino Mangoni4
  1. Kevin Dennison

Published Online: 2 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch33

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

How to Cite

Dennison, K. (2009) Management of Erectile Dysfunction in the Elderly, in Prescribing for Elderly Patients (eds S. Jackson, P. Jansen and A. Mangoni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch33

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Clinical Gerontology, King's College Hospital, London, UK

  2. 3

    Department of Geriatric Medicine, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  3. 4

    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Author Information

  1. King's College Hospital, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470024287

Online ISBN: 9780470017975



  • erectile dysfunction management in elderly;
  • prevalence and aetiology of ED;
  • diagnosis and assessment of ED in primary care;
  • direct intracavernosal injection of vasoactive agents;
  • transurethral prostaglandin E1;
  • vacuum pumps;
  • vascular penile surgery – never justified in elderly men


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Prevalence and aetiology of ED

  • Physical or psychogenic?

  • Diagnosis and assessment of ed in primary care

  • Treatment options

  • Key points

  • References