An Unappreciated Correlation: Surgical Treatment of Lumbosacral Disc Disease and Erectile Dysfunction

dc.contributor.authorKulaksızoğlu, Haluk
dc.contributor.authorKaptan, Hulagü
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-26T17:47:01Z
dc.date.available2020-03-26T17:47:01Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.departmentSelçuk Üniversitesien_US
dc.description.abstractObjective : The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of lumbar disc herniation surgery for low back pain on the erectile functioning. Methods : Thirty-eight patients, with age ranging from 22 to 56 years, who had presented with pain due to herniated lumbar discs were included in the study. International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) Short Form questionnaire was used to evaluate the erectile functioning. Patient visits on the 1st week,1st month and 3rd month postoperatively were analyzed. Pain scores were also noted together with side effects and the complications of the surgery. Results: Of the 38 patients, 18 patients had reported erectile dysfunction; 10 patients mild and 8 patients moderate erectile dysfunction. Twenty patients did not report erectile problems. The herniation levels mostly were L5-S1 in 12 (31.6%). Overall, erectile dysfunction rates have improved in 31.7% of those previously with erectile dysfunction in a 3 month period after the surgery. Best results were obtained in those patients with mild erectile dysfunction preoperatively. Conclusion : Mild erectile dysfunction together with radiculopathy tends to improve after lumbosacral disc surgery. Moderate and severe erectile dysfunction may be related to a more severe nerve injury or to vascular and/or psychiatric factors. An evaluation of erectile functioning should routinely be performed in patients with lumbosacral disc disease both for data accumulation and for medico legal causes since the documentation of the correlation between erectile dysfunction and lumbosacral disc disease is still lacking.en_US
dc.identifier.citationKulaksızoğlu, H., Kaptan, H., (2010). An Unappreciated Correlation: Surgical Treatment of Lumbosacral Disc Disease and Erectile Dysfunction. Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society, 47(4), 282-286. Doi: 10.3340/jkns.2010.47.4.282
dc.identifier.doi10.3340/jkns.2010.47.4.282en_US
dc.identifier.endpage286en_US
dc.identifier.issn2005-3711en_US
dc.identifier.issue4en_US
dc.identifier.pmid20461169en_US
dc.identifier.scopusqualityN/Aen_US
dc.identifier.startpage282en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://dx.doi.org/10.3340/jkns.2010.47.4.282
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12395/24604
dc.identifier.volume47en_US
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000277393100007en_US
dc.identifier.wosqualityQ4en_US
dc.indekslendigikaynakWeb of Scienceen_US
dc.indekslendigikaynakScopusen_US
dc.indekslendigikaynakPubMeden_US
dc.institutionauthorKulaksızoğlu, Haluk
dc.institutionauthorKaptan, Hulagü
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherKorean Neurosurgical Socen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Korean Neurosurgical Societyen_US
dc.relation.publicationcategoryMakale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.selcuk20240510_oaigen_US
dc.subjectErectile dysfunctionen_US
dc.subjectLumbar disc herniationen_US
dc.subjectHerniation levelsen_US
dc.subjectInternational Index of Erectile Function questionnaireen_US
dc.titleAn Unappreciated Correlation: Surgical Treatment of Lumbosacral Disc Disease and Erectile Dysfunctionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US

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