From “Renal and Urology News” as reported in the American Urology Association Daily Scope today:
The European Association of Urology 2015 Congress reports that normal erectile function after RP may be rare. Only 6.7% of men reported erectile function equal to preoperatively at 2 years postop. Interestingly, the International Index of Erectile Function scores were the same preop and postop in 23.3%. Very curious, and it may explain why erectile function stats are higher than reality. Many urologists in this country admit that erectile function status in their patients after RP is nothing like the numbers commonly reported in the literature.
All the more reason to consider HIFU as management for prostate cancer.