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Int J Urol. 2003 Dec;10(12):676-9.

Simple dorsal plication near the 12 o'clock position for the correction of congenital ventral penile curvature.

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  • 1Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey. mozgurtan@yahoo.com


Fourteen patients with congenital penile curvature without hypospadias were treated with a modified Essed dorsal plication method between 1998 and 2002 in our clinic. Patient age ranged between 20 and 25 years (mean 22.2). Eight cases (57.1%) had ventral curvature only and six had an additional lateral curvature. There were no significant postoperative complications. One (7.1%) patient had early suture breakage on the 21st postoperative day during erection and underwent re-operation after 9 months. After a mean follow-up period of 23.2 months (range 3-46) all patients were satisfied with the procedure except for one patient (7.1%) who had a residual curvature of 20 degrees. Four cases (28.6%) had minimal shortening of the penis. The overall satisfaction rate with the procedure was 93%. Simple dorsal plication near the 12 o'clock position is a minimally invasive and effective method for the treatment of congenital ventral penile curvature.

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