cavernous artery

cavernous artery

n.
Any of several small branches of the internal carotid artery that supply the trigeminal ganglion and the walls of the cavernous and petrosal sinuses.
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SAN DIEGO -- Men who took the impotence drug tadalafil (Cialis) every other day for a month experienced significant and lasting improvement in endothelial function and cavernous artery blood flow, Italian researchers reported at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society.
Arterial vascularization of the penis is provided by 3 branches of the internal pudendal artery: dorsal artery, cavernous artery, and the Bulbourethral artery.
Sexual function after highly selective embolization of cavernous artery in patients with high flow priapism: Long-term followup.
Penile arteriography can also be done to show the lack of blood flowing the cavernous artery in ischaemic priapism.
Colour Doppler Sonography allows the direct visualisation of each cavernous artery and Doppler blood flow analysis simultaneously.
High-flow priapism: superselective cavernous artery embolization with microcoils.
Nevertheless, it is intuitive to recommend cardiac assessment for patients with severe ED and comorbidities, as stated before, especially when cavernous artery disease present (low peak systolic velocity on penile duplex ultrasound).[sup.11]