Treatment of Peyronie’s Disease

  • Wayne J. G. Hellstrom
  • Wesley W. Bryan


Peyronie’s disease is a nonmalignant idiopathic disorder named in honor of the noted French surgeon François Gigot de la Peyronie. The disease is characterized by the formation of an inelastic scar or plaque located within the tunica albuginea of the corpora cavernosa. Depending on the location of this fibrotic process, the plaque may result in dorsal, ventral, or lateral curvature of the penis secondary to shortening of the involved region of tunica albuginea.1 Circumferential plaques may result in narrowing or bottlenecking of the shaft and resultant decreased rigidity distal to the area of disease.2 Variable degrees of penile curvature, decreased penile rigidity, and a palpable plaque are the most common presenting clinical signs of Peyronie’s disease. Painful erections are commonly encountered early in this condition but generally resolve with time once the progression of the disease has been established. Many men complain of difficulty with intromission, which in itself can be an extremely psychologically damaging condition.3


Tunica Albuginea Penile Prosthesis Dacron Graft Dermal Graft Penile Curvature 
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  • Wesley W. Bryan

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