Both immediate and delayed intracavernous injection of autologous adipose-derived stromal vascular fraction enhances recovery of erectile function in a rat model of cavernous nerve injury
Qiu, Xuefeng × Fandel, Thomas M Ferretti, Ludovic Albersen, Maarten Orabi, Hazem Zhang, Haiyang Lin, Guiting Lin, Ching-Shwun Schroeder, Tania Lue, Tom F #
European Urology vol:62 issue:4 pages:720-7
Intracavernous injection of cultured adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) effectively restores erectile function in cavernous nerve (CN)-injured rats when administered at the time of injury. However, culturing exposes ADSCs to the risk of contamination and dedifferentiation.