Dynamic Infusion Cavernosometry and Cavernosography
Synonyms: Dynamic Infusion Cavernosometry / Cavernosography
Abbreviations: DICC, DICC
Definition: Dynamic infusion cavernosometry is a technique in which fluid is pumped into the penis at a known rate and pressure. It gives a measurement of the vascular pressure in the corpus cavernosum. during an erection. To do this test a vasodilator like prostaglandin E-1 is injected to measure the rate of infusion required to get a rigid erection and to help find how severe the venous leak is. The cavernosography is an adjunct to this procedure, where a contrast material is injected and then it is x-rayed to visualize any leakage.
Compare to duplex ultrasonography