Hypervascularity of the glans penis diagnosed with cutaneous temperature measurements

C. B. Bleustein, A. Melman

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Hypervascularity of the penis is a complication that has been described after deep dorsal vein arterialization. We present a patient with hypervascularity of the penis which was diagnosed with cutaneous temperature measurements of the penis. Our patient underwent both pre- and post-operative cutaneous temperature measurements taken at seven locations along the shaft and glans of the penis with the Physitemp BTE-2A Thermal Sensitivity Tester. After deep dorsal vein arterialization our patient's cutaneous temperature at the glans increased 4.2°C. After ligation of the distal deep dorsal vein for hypervascularity, the cutaneous temperature at the glans decreased 1.3°C. We present a novel technique using cutaneous tempewrature measurements which may be used as a test for the efficacy of arterial revascularization and its potential complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)543-544
Number of pages2
JournalInternational journal of impotence research
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002



  • Cutaneous
  • Hypervascularity
  • Penis
  • Temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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