Peyronie’S Disease

A Guide to Clinical Management

  • Laurence A. Levine

Part of the Current Clinical Urology book series (CCU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Ates Kadioglu, Oner Sanli
    Pages 9-18
  3. Jason M. Greenfield, Laurence A. Levine
    Pages 59-67
  4. Claudio Teloken, Tulio Graziottin, Patrick E. Teloken
    Pages 69-80
  5. Muammer Kendirci, Landon Trost, Wayne J. G. Hellstrom
    Pages 81-92
  6. Savino M. Di Stasi, Antonella Giannantoni, Emmanuele A. Jannini, Giuseppe Vespasiani, Luigi Storti, Francesco Attisani et al.
    Pages 93-101
  7. Paul F. Engelhardt, Claus R. Riedl
    Pages 103-109
  8. Vincenzo Mirone
    Pages 111-119
  9. Ekkehard W. Hauck, Wolfgang Weidner
    Pages 121-131
  10. Robert C. Dean, Tom F. Lue
    Pages 145-150
  11. Konstantinos Hatzimouratidis, Dimitrios G. Hatzichristou
    Pages 175-183
  12. Robert C. Dean, Tom F. Lue
    Pages 201-207

About this book

Introduction

Previously considered rare, Peyronie's disease affects nearly 10% of adult men. Recent advances in wound-healing disorders have substantially increased the understanding of Peyronie's disease and its pathophysiology. In Peyronie's Disease: A Guide to Clinical Management, international authorities review the current nonsurgical and surgical therapeutic options for dealing with this fibrotic disorder. A variety of state-of-the-art research techniques is discussed, including tissue analysis, cell culture of fibroblasts derived from Peyronie's plaques, and animal models that attempt to mimic the in vivo process of tunica albuginea fibrosis while also providing an opportunity for manipulation with novel therapeutic techniques.

Although there is no cure for Peyronie's diseases, this text discusses treatments that may result in physical improvement or help to stabilize the scarring process. For those with a more advanced disease, surgical options to correct the deformity in an effort to make the patients functional again are reviewed. Also discussed are the many misconceptions about Peyronie's disease, so that a practicing physician will be able to diagnose, treat, or refer the patient more appropriately.

As the first medical text on the subject, Peyronie's Disease: A Guide to Clinical Management provides an up-to-date summary of the etiology, natural history, and pathophysiology of this disease as well as presents a review of the available medical and surgical treatment options.

Keywords

Laser pathophysiology surgery ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Laurence A. Levine
    • 1
  1. 1.Rush University Medical CenterChicago

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59745-161-1
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 2007
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-614-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-161-1
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