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Penile erection is a neurovascular response that induces penile arterial dilatation, increased blood flow, and cavernous smooth muscles (CSM) relaxation; the enlarging corpora cavernosa compress the subtunical veins, against a rigid tunica albuginea, and entrap blood within the penis. Impaired CSM function can result in corporo veno-occlusive dysfunction (CVOD) and erectile dysfunction. Nevertheless, diagnostic tests, which can evaluate the status of CSM, are not clinically applicable. Penile elastography is a new promising tool that can assess the stiffness of the corpora cavernosa. Accordingly penile elastography can assess the status of the cavernous tissue and can distinguish patient with corporal fibrosis.

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NCT number NCT04864288
Study type Observational
Source Cairo University
Status Completed
Start date September 28, 2019
Completion date April 30, 2020