Servico de Urologia
Servico de Urologia
Santos-Lopes S.,Hospital Prof Doutor Fernando Fonseca |
Ferreira C.,Servico de Urologia |
Morais A.,Servico de Urologia |
Oliveira J.,Servico de Urologia
Revista Internacional de Andrologia | Year: 2016
Introduction: Penile carcinoma is one of the less frequent tumors of the genitourinary system, however its effect on the patients' sex life and quality of life is of great impact. Studies about the influence on patients' sex life are scarce. Objectives: To characterize sexual activity with penetration of patients with penile carcinoma who underwent different conservative therapeutic approaches and to evaluate pre and post treatment erectile function. Secondarily, to compare the results between the patients who underwent partial penectomy to those subjected to other conservative therapies. Material and methods: Review of patients' records diagnosed with penile carcinoma and observed at the Portuguese Institute of Oncology of Oporto between 2005 and 2015, to obtain demographic, clinical and histopathological data. Telephone interviews for the completion of the International Index of Erectile Function-5 (IIEF-5) questionnaire to patients undergoing treatment in that period. Results: 16 out of the 107 patients met the inclusion criteria (n = 16), with an average IIEF-5 score of 23.44 (10-25), lowering this value to 16.56 (5-25) after therapy, p <. 0,05. Fifteen out of the 16 patients kept sexual activity (93.8%) and one (6.25%) suspended due to erectile dysfunction. IIEF-5 score after treatment in the subgroup that underwent partial penectomy was lower when compared to the other subgroup of patients subjected to others conservative therapies, without statistical significance. Conclusion: Although penile carcinoma treatment has an impact in erectile function with statistical significance, the majority of patients keeps an active sexual life with penetration after treatment. It's not possible to conclude that less invasive therapies are associated with better erectile function. © 2017 Asociación Española de Andrología, Medicina Sexual y Reproductiva.