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Titolo:
A new potential of blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) functional MRIfor evaluating cerebral centers of penile erection
Autore:
Park, K; Seo, JJ; Kang, HK; Ryu, SB; Kim, HJ; Jeong, GW;
Indirizzi:
Chonnam Univ, Sch Med, Dept Radiol, Kwangju 501190, South Korea Chonnam Univ Kwangju South Korea 501190 iol, Kwangju 501190, South Korea Chonnam Natl Univ, Sch Med, Dept Urol, Kwangju, South Korea Chonnam Natl Univ Kwangju South Korea , Dept Urol, Kwangju, South Korea
Titolo Testata:
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF IMPOTENCE RESEARCH
fascicolo: 2, volume: 13, anno: 2001,
pagine: 73 - 81
SICI:
0955-9930(200104)13:2<73:ANPOBO>2.0.ZU;2-I
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
CENTRAL-NERVOUS-SYSTEM; MEDIAL PREOPTIC AREA; FOS EXPRESSION; SEXUAL AROUSAL; MALE-RAT; BRAIN; IMMUNOREACTIVITY; HYPOTHALAMUS; ACTIVATION; BEHAVIOR;
Keywords:
penile erection; cerebral center; functional MRI;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
32
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Jeong, GW Chonnam Univ, Sch Med, Dept Radiol, 5 Hakdong, Kwangju 501190, South Korea Chonnam Univ 5 Hakdong Kwangju South Korea 501190 , South Korea
Citazione:
K. Park et al., "A new potential of blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) functional MRIfor evaluating cerebral centers of penile erection", INT J IMPOT, 13(2), 2001, pp. 73-81

Abstract

It is well known that penile erection is dependent on commands from the central nervous system. However, there has been little research on the central control of penile erection. The aim of this study was to evaluate, for the first time, the cerebral centers of penile erection using BOLD-functionalMRT, Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) on a 1.5T MR scanner wasperformed in 12 sexually potent male volunteers (mean age: 23) and two hypogonadal impotent patients. Tn this study, blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) technique was utilized to create fMRI reflecting local brain activities. Real-time visual stimulation was performed with an alternatively combined erotic and non-erotic film to identify and quantify the activated brain regions associated with sexual response. Subjective sexual arousal and penile erection responses were assessed using B-point scales ranging from 1 (no change) to 5 (maximal increase). In normal volunteers, the mean scores on subjective sexual arousal and penile erection by sexual stimulation witherotic film were 3.0 and 3.3 respectively, whereas there were no changes by non-erotic stimulation, During the visual stimulation the occipital cortex was activated by either an erotic or non-erotic film, the erotic film gave 150-200% stronger activation. However, more than seven of the 12 healthy subjects were significantly activated in the areas of inferior frontal lobe, cingulate gyrus, insula gyrus, corpus callosum, thalamus, caudate nucleus, globus pallidus, and inferior temporal lobe by erotic stimulation. In thehypogonadal patients, brain activation in response to the erotic film decreased compared to normal volunteers, however, it was restored by testosterone supplementation. These results are the first demonstration to show the functional neuroanatomy of the brain associated with sexual arousal by visual sexual stimulation using BOLD-based fMRI, Further studies are needed to verify that fMRI provides an important new tool in evaluating the cerebral center of the penile erection.

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