Grand Journal of Urology
E-ISSN : 2757-7163

The Comparison of Penile Doppler Ultrasonography Findings with Serum Lipid Parameters in Hyperlipidemic Patients with Erectile Dysfunction
Mustafa Tasdemir1, Unal Oztekin2, Mehmet Caniklioglu3, Hafize Aktas4
1Department of Radiology, Kayseri Memorial Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey
2Department of Urology, Kayseri System Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey
3Department of Urology, Yozgat Bozok University Faculty of Medicine, Yozgat, Turkey
4Department of Radiology, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5222/GJU.2021.65376
Pages : 49-54
Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of hyperlipidemia on the development of erectile dysfunction (ED) in hyperlipidemic patients with ED.

Materials and Methods: Twenty-five patients who applied to the radiology clinic were included in the study. All patients have only hyperlipidemia as a risk factor of ED. The patients were evaluated in terms of ED by using International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) form. Before and after oral treatment with daily doses of 10 mg atorvastatin, all parameters were measured. Paired t-test was used to compare vascular velocities between lipid profiles and Erectile Function Domain Scores (EFDS) and IIEFs, before and after treatment separately.

Results: Cholesterol levels of 96% of patients were higher than 200 mg/dl and 52% of them had abnormal penile Doppler ultrasonography (PDU) findings. Patients with abnormal PDU findings had lower cholesterol levels than those with normal PDU findings. Significant differences existed between patients with normal and abnormal PDU in the high triglyceride group as for pre-, and post-treatment values . Pre-, and post-treatment EFD and IIEF scores were comparable.

Conclusion: It can be said that a relationship exists between hyperlipidemia and erectile dysfunction. Therefore, lipid profile of a patient admitted with ED may be analyzed routinely

Keywords : hyperlipidemia, statin, erectile dysfunction, penile Doppler
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