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Phlebologie. 1990 Nov-Dec;43(4):579-86.

[The role and practical application of a diagnostic test using papaverine in erection dysfunction].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Service de Chirurgie Cardio-Vasculaire, C.H.U. Côte de Nacre, Caen.

Abstract

The intracavernous injection of papaverine for diagnostic purposes in the impotent subject can facilitate the velocimetric exploration of the penile arteries and may induce a rigid erection which may have a therapeutic application. This simple procedure does however necessitate prudence and experience. In particular, the dose injected and the site of injection are subject to precise criteria.

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