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BJU Int. 2006 Jul;98(1):110-4; discussion 114-5.

Plaque incision and fascia lata grafting in the surgical management of Peyronie's disease.

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Urology, The Institute of Urology and UCL Hospitals NHS Trust, London, UK.



To assess the outcome of using modified human fascia lata (Tutoplast, Mentor Corp, Santa Barbara, CA, USA) in the surgical management of Peyronie's disease (PD), as the penile deformity associated with PD can be corrected by plaque incision and saphenous vein grafting (Lue procedure).


In all, 14 patients (mean age 51 years, range 34-59) with PD had their penile deformity corrected by plaque incision and Tutoplast grafting. Three patients had a previous unsuccessful Nesbit operation. The mean (range) penile deformity before surgery was 67.2 (20-90) degrees and the mean follow-up was 31 (17-37) months.


Using set criteria, 13 patients were satisfied (excellent or satisfactory) with the results of surgery. The penis was completely straight in 11 of 14 patients. One patient developed de novo erectile dysfunction after surgery. In 10 patients there was no penile shortening, whereas four reported penile shortening of >1 cm.


Fascia lata Tutoplast grafts provide a reliable and well tolerated biomaterial for penile reconstruction in PD. The outcome of using Tutoplast is similar to that from saphenous vein but without the morbidity associated with the donor site. However, there remains a significant risk of penile shortening and development of erectile dysfunction.

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