Intraoperative management of penile erection with intracorporeal phenylephrine during endoscopic surgery.


Journal Article

Intraoperative penile tumescence during endoscopic surgery is a troublesome complication that often is refractory to recommended methods of management. We report a new approach of pharmacological management with intracorporeal penile injections of phenylephrine (total dose of 0.1 mg.), which was successful in 3 successive patients. This approach is prompt, safe and reproducible, and it provides sustained resolution of erection without systemic side effects. It is concluded that local intracorporeal penile administration of this sympathomimetic agent appears to be a potent new tool in the armamentarium of the endoscopic surgeon dealing with this frustrating clinical situation, which merits further clinical trial.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Walther, PJ; Meyer, AF; Woodworth, BE

Published Date

  • April 1, 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 137 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 738 - 739

PubMed ID

  • 3560339

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3560339

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-5347

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)44196-6


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States