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Urology. 2003 May;61(5):999-1003.

Nesbit procedure for disabling Peyronie's curvature: a median follow-up of 84 months.

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Department of Urology, Western General Hospital, Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.



To assess patient satisfaction with cosmetic and functional results after surgical correction for symptomatic penile curvature with the Nesbit procedure using postal questionnaire follow-up.


From 1991, 57 patients underwent surgery for a penile bend of greater than 30 degrees that was interfering with sexual function. Fifteen patients had mild to moderate erectile dysfunction on the preoperative assessment. In all patients, correction of curvature was performed by the Nesbit procedure after adequate preoperative counseling and informed consent. All patients were sent a questionnaire, and 42 men (76.4%) responded. The confidentiality of records was maintained at all times.


Our study shows that 38 patients (90.5%) had either a straighter penis (n = 26) or minor degrees of curvature of less than 30 degrees (n = 12); only 4 patients had severe curvature. Seven patients complained of some bumpy and narrowed areas, and nine noticed reduced sensory changes. Twenty-one patients complained of penile shortening but 16 reported that this did not affect their sexual performance. Overall, 32 patients were fairly satisfied with the operation-10 (23.8%) of 42 men reported dissatisfaction because of multiple factors. Of these, 6 patients had responded that they would not have undergone the procedure if they were able to turn the clock back.


Our long-term results after the Nesbit procedure are longer than that reported in any other series. Our results compare favorably with the short-term results of the modified Nesbit procedure, but simple/modified plication surgery results have not been so encouraging.

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