Pletismografía

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Definición

La pletismografía se utiliza para medir cambios en volumen en diferentes partes del cuerpo. Esto puede servir para revisar la sangre. Este examen se puede hacer para verificar si hay coágulos sanguíneos en los brazos y las piernas o para medir cuánto aire puede contener en sus pulmones.

El registro del volumen del pulso peneano es un tipo de este examen que se hace en el pene para buscar causas de disfunción eréctil.

Los exámenes conexos abarcan:

Nombres alternativos

Pletismografía de inductancia respiratoria; Registro del volumen del pulso peneano

Forma en que se realiza el examen

Preparación para el examen

Lo que se siente durante el examen

Razones por las que se realiza el examen

Valores normales

Significado de los resultados anormales

Riesgos

Consideraciones

Referencias

Burnett AL. Evaluation and management of erectile dysfunction. In: Wein AJ ed. Campbell-Walsh Urology. 10th ed. Philiadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elservier;2011: chap 24. 

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