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Advances in research on brain networks in psychogenic erectile dysfunction
YANG Yuqing  MOU Linxuan  QU Liu  YAO Junpeng  YAN Xiangyun  SU Chengguo  ZHANG Peihai  LI Ying 

Cite this article as: Yang YQ, Mou LX, Qu L, et al. Advances in research on brain networks in psychogenic erectile dysfunction[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(2): 116-119. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.02.028.

[Abstract] Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common male sexual dysfunction disease, manifested by the persistent inability to achieve and maintain erection satisfactorily for sexual performance. Psychogenic erectile dysfunction (pED) is the most common type of ED, previously believed to be mainly caused by psychological factors. With the development of imaging technology, it has been widely confirmed that there were structural and functional network abnormalities in specific brain regions in patients with pED. The results of our review suggested that there were widely abnormal topological connection patterns of default mode network, cognitive control network, emotion/frontal-limbic system and salience network in the structural networks and functional networks of patients with pED, which might be a potential biomarker of pED. This finding will provide a new idea for the central neurophysiological mechanisms research of pED.
[Keywords] psychogenic erectile dysfunction;brain network;structural network;functional network

YANG Yuqing1   MOU Linxuan1   QU Liu1   YAO Junpeng1   YAN Xiangyun1   SU Chengguo1   ZHANG Peihai2   LI Ying3*  

1 Chengdu University of TCM, Chengdu 610075, China

2 Andrology Department, The Hospital of Chengdu University of traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu 610032, China

3 Graduate School, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu 610072, China

Li Y, E-mail:

Conflicts of interest   None.

Received  2021-09-07
Accepted  2021-12-29
DOI: 10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.02.028
Cite this article as: Yang YQ, Mou LX, Qu L, et al. Advances in research on brain networks in psychogenic erectile dysfunction[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(2): 116-119.DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.02.028

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