The role of nocturnal penile tumescence and rigidity monitoring in the evaluation of impotence

P. Shvartzman

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    Abstract

    The inability to achieve or maintain an erection of sufficient rigidity to perform sexual intercourse is a problem that affects between 10% and 20% of men at some time during their lives. Historically, the evaluation of impotence has been limited to history and psychological assessment. Nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) monitoring is a procedure that can be used in the evaluation of impotence. Performed with appropriate measurement techniques and knowledge of the recording conditions and combined with a complete and accurate sexual history, NPT monitoring is the most effective noninvasive method of determining whether the underlying cause is organic or psychogenic.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)279-282
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Family Practice
    Volume39
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 1994

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Family Practice

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