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Surgery on the veins to keep them from draining blood
from the penis (venous ligation) is no longer done.
Surgery to repair blood vessels may be done for some men
erection problems (erectile dysfunction).
This surgery generally is
done in younger men who have injuries that affect blood flow to the penis.
During surgery, a portion of a blood vessel from elsewhere in the abdomen is
used to bypass the damaged portion of the artery that supplies blood to the
Current as of:
June 4, 2014
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
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