nerve-sparing


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nerve-sparing

(nĕrv′spar″ing)
Operating without removing or injuring nerves adjacent to or within the organ being removed from the body. In prostatectomy, a nerve-sparing procedure preserves the parasympathetic and sympathetic nerves that control penile erection and ejaculation.
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Many commenters emphasized the importance of the surgeon's level of experience in performing a nerve-sparing prostatectomy.
Although our sample included fairly large numbers of men who bad newer treatments designed to preserve erectile function--such as bilateral nerve-sparing prostatectomy, radioactive seed implantation, or various types of computer-enhanced radiation therapy--there was little evidence that they had more satisfying results.
Walsh developed the nerve-sparing surgery that has significantly reduced incontinence and preserved potency in prostate cancer patients, and is author of the practical, highly readable Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer.
That research includes: identifying nerves and blood vessels critical to female sexual response in order to create nerve-sparing pelvic surgery; investigating new medications to treat female sexual dysfunction; and examining the impact of sexual abuse on response and relationships.
Another possibility is the introduction of nerve-sparing prostatectomy in the 1980s.
Nerve-sparing surgery, pioneered by surgeon Patrick C.
If the nerve relationship to the prostate and other structures could be more accurately identified, then nerve-sparing procedures could be more precisely performed.
12) Surgical data included type of surgery and nerve-sparing status.
Panel discusses changes in a man's sexual function after a bilateral nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy and in those with LUTS/BPH
Then, after introducing the nerve-sparing technique, he treated an additional 25 women.