Abdominal electrical stimulation rescues failures to penile vibratory stimulation in men with spinal cord injury

A report of two cases

Apostolos Kafetsoulis, Emad Ibrahim, Teodoro C. Aballa, Lance L. Goetz, Charles M Lynne, Nancy Brackett

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Abstract

Most men with spinal cord injury are anejaculatory. To retrieve their semen for insemination, the procedure of penile vibratory stimulation is recommended over electroejaculation. Some men with spinal cord injury, however, cannot ejaculate with penile vibratory stimulation. We present 2 cases in which a simple, over-the-counter abdominal muscle stimulator rescued failures to penile vibratory stimulation. Use of this safe, easy, and inexpensive method may prevent some patients from undergoing more expensive, more invasive sperm retrieval methods such as electroejaculation or surgical sperm retrieval from the testis or epididymis.

Original languageEnglish
JournalUrology
Volume68
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006

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Spinal Cord Injuries
Sperm Retrieval
Electric Stimulation
Abdominal Muscles
Insemination
Epididymis
Semen
Testis

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Abdominal electrical stimulation rescues failures to penile vibratory stimulation in men with spinal cord injury : A report of two cases. / Kafetsoulis, Apostolos; Ibrahim, Emad; Aballa, Teodoro C.; Goetz, Lance L.; Lynne, Charles M; Brackett, Nancy.

In: Urology, Vol. 68, No. 1, 01.07.2006.

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Kafetsoulis, Apostolos ; Ibrahim, Emad ; Aballa, Teodoro C. ; Goetz, Lance L. ; Lynne, Charles M ; Brackett, Nancy. / Abdominal electrical stimulation rescues failures to penile vibratory stimulation in men with spinal cord injury : A report of two cases. In: Urology. 2006 ; Vol. 68, No. 1.
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