Intracavernous Bone Marrow Stem-cell Injection for Post Prostatectomy Erectile Dysfunction

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Reference: NCT01089387

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Erectile dysfunction is a frequent adverse event after radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer. It is the consequence of penile vascular damage, mainly arterial insufficiency and venous leakage associated with fibrosis of the corpus cavernous. Apoptosis of penile cells, including mesenchymal cells, smooth muscle cells and endothelial is believed to play an important role in the pathophysiology of post prostatectomy erectile dysfunction. Bone marrow mononucleated cells (BMMNC) contain different cell types that may replace the damaged penile cells after radical prostatectomy. These are mainly: mesenchymal stem cells, endothelial progenitor cells and hematopoietic stem cell. Intracavernous injection of BMMNC may therefore find application in the treatment of post prostatectomy erectile dysfunction. The aims of this phase I-II study is to test the safety of autologous intracavernous BMMNC injection and to evaluate benefit for the patient concerning recovery of natural erection. Patients with penile vascular abnormality (echo-doppler) and localized prostate cancer (considered as cured by radical prostatectomy) will be included in this study. Four different doses of BMMNC will be tested.

Inclusion criteria

  • Prostate cancer,Erectile Dysfunction