Baseline status and dose to the penile bulb predict impotence 1 year after radiotherapy for prostate cancer.

Published on Apr 14, 2016in Strahlentherapie Und Onkologie2.899
· DOI :10.1007/S00066-016-0964-1
Cesare Cozzarini43
Estimated H-index: 43
Tiziana Rancati27
Estimated H-index: 27
+ 8 AuthorsC. Fiorino7
Estimated H-index: 7
Aim To assess the predictors of the onset of impotence 1 year after radiotherapy for prostate cancer.
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