Dorsal nerve of the penis nerve conduction velocity: A new technique

David R. Clawson, Diana D. Cardenas

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In the evaluation of a possible peripheral neuropathic process as the etiology of erectile dysfunction, studies of the dorsal nerve of the penis may be unique in that they allow examination of the most distal segment of pudendal nerve in isolation. This study describes a new technique using a simple traction device for elongation of the penis to determine the orthodromic nerve conduction of the dorsal nerve of the penis. With stimulation at the glans, and recording at the base of the penis, the value obtained in 20 normal subjects was 36.2 ± 3.2 m/s with an amplitude of 2.29 ± 1.08 mV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)845-849
Number of pages5
JournalMuscle & Nerve
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • dorsal nerve of penis
  • impotence
  • pudendal nerve
  • sensory nerve conduction studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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