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J Sex Med. 2010 Jun;7(6):2226-30. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2010.01785.x.

Predicting delay in presentation in men with Peyronie's disease.

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  • 1Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Urology, New York, NY 10021, USA. mulhalj1@mskcc.org

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Many men with Peyronie's disease (PD) delay presentation to a urologist. The reasons for this are unclear.

AIM:

To define the differences in men who present early compared to those presenting in a delayed fashion and to determine predictors of delayed presentation.

METHODS:

A retrospective analysis of all patients presenting for the first medical evaluation of PD. All patients underwent a standard history and physical examination and had a standardized deformity assessment. Demographic and PD parameters were recorded.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:

Statistical comparison was used to define factors that were different between early and delayed presenters and multivariable analysis was used to define predictors of presentation >12 months.

RESULTS:

482 patients were analyzed, 61% presenting ≤12 months, 39% >12 months. Mean patient age was 52 ± 13 years and mean duration of PD was 17 ± 30 months. Mean measured curvature was 42° ± 19°. Multivariable analysis revealed that delayed presentation patients were significantly more likely to be older (odds ratio [OR] = 4.0), to be in long-term relationships (OR = 3.6), to have dorsal curvature (OR = 2.5), to have curvature <45° (OR = 3.3), to be heterosexual (OR = 2.0), and to have simple deformity (OR = 1.5).

CONCLUSIONS:

One-third of men with PD presented in a delayed fashion and they tended to be older, to be in long-term relationships, to have dorsal curvature, or to have simple deformity.

PMID:
20929519
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