Erectile function after urethral reconstruction


Dr Allen F. Morey, Department of Urology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, J8.112, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, Texas 75390-9110, USA. Tel: +1-214-648-6598 Fax: +1-214-648-6310 E-mail:


Advances in urogenital plastic surgical tissue transfer techniques have enabled urethral reconstruction surgery to become the new gold-standard for treatment of refractory urethral stricture disease. Questions remain, however, regarding the long-term implications on sexual function after major genital reconstructive surgery. In this article, we review the pathologic features of urethral stricture disease and urologic trauma that may affect erectile function (EF) and assess the impact of various specific contemporary urethroplasty surgical techniques on male sexual function.