Is There any Association Between Total Laryngectomy and Sexual Disorders in Men?

Document Type : Original


1 Otolaryngology Research Center, Department of Otolaryngology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

2 Research Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz- Iran.


According to the prevalence of sexual enjoyment reduction in total or partial laryngectomy patients, the present study aimed to evaluate sexual disorders among men who had undergone total laryngectomy.
Materials and Methods:
In this cross-sectional case-control study, purposive sampling was carried out to select all the samples that had experienced total laryngectomy. The control group was selected among the male patients who were referred for a routine checkup. In order to compare the groups, the international index of erectile function (IIEF) was performed, and the data were statistically analyzed in SPSS software (version 21).
Based on the obtained results, laryngectomy patients had experienced problems with sexual problems, especially in the field of erectile function, sexual desire, and intercourse satisfaction (P<001).
According to various studies, sexual dissatisfaction negatively impacts the Quality of life. This problem, commonly observed in total laryngectomy patients, needs to be considered. 


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