The in vivo model for evaluation of erectile function in rats and mice has been widely used to investigate pathophysiology and treatment modalities of erectile function. The model is technically challenging which limits its broad availability. We have recently introduced a simplified surgical technique for dissection of corporal bodies and developed a new method to achieve stable contact between the cavernous nerve and the stimulating electrode without the need to manipulate the nerve between stimulations using 2-component silicone glue. The goal of this study was to validate this new technique and describe in detail the technical aspects of the procedure so that researchers with basic microsurgery skills can adopt it.
Quinlan, Anna G.; Hansen, Sabrina Toft; Zvara, Peter; and Lund, Lars, "Validation of a modified rat model for erectile function evaluation" (2022). Larner College of Medicine Fourth Year Advanced Integration Teaching/Scholarly Projects. 22.
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