Evaluation and therapeutic approaches of voiding and erectile dysfunction in neurological Behcet's syndrome

Erdogru T., Kocak T., Serdaroglu P., Kadioglu A., Tellaloglu S.

JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, vol.162, no.1, pp.147-153, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 162 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/00005392-199907000-00036
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF UROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.147-153
  • Keywords: Behcet's syndrome, inflammation, bladder, penis, MULTIPLE-SCLEROSIS, DISEASE, SYSTEM, VASCULITIS
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: Behcet's syndrome is a progressive inflammatory disease which involves multiple systems. It is characterized by 3 main symptoms of iridocyclitis, and oral and genital ulcerations, Nervous system involvement is seen rarely in this clinical entity and is known as neurological Behcet's syndrome. Inflammation usually occurs in the brain stem, cerebellum and medulla spinalis. Voiding and erectile dysfunction can be due to progressive inflammatory reactions in the nervous and vascular systems. We prospectively evaluated the dysfunctional bladder and penis, and therapeutic options were evaluated prospectively.