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Eur Urol. 2004 Nov;46(5):610-4; discussion 613-4.

Straightening corporoplasty for Peyronie's disease: a review of 218 patients with median follow-up of 89 months.

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Department of Urology, University of Trieste, Italy.



To evaluate the outcome at long term follow-up after straightening corporoplasty of penile curvature due to Peyronie's disease.


Between 1986 and 2001 a total of 279 patients with Peyronie's disease were operated on using the Nesbit procedure. We were able to obtain complete follow-up data in 218 patients. The follow-up data included evaluation of complete correction of the curvature, penile shortening, sexual function, complications and subjective patient satisfaction.


After a median follow-up of 89 months subjective patient determination of satisfaction indicated that 83.5% were completely satisfied with the results of surgery. Complete correction of the penis was obtained in 86.3% of the patients. One hundred and ninety patients (87.1%) had good erectile function (IIEF-5 >21). Shortening of the penis (from 1.5 to more than 3 cm) occurred in 38 patients (17.4%), but only in 5 (2.3%) was intercourse difficult because of excessive shortening. Major sensory changes, confined to the glans area, were reported by 24 patients (11%).


The Nesbit operation is a simple and safe technique to correct the penile deformity due to Peyronie's disease. This technique results in the greatest amount of patient satisfaction about erectile function. The procedure can be used to correct all degrees of penile curvature successfully except for the short penis. Informed consent should be amply discussed before operating in regard to the risk of penile shortening and major sensory changes of the glans area.

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