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Arch Esp Urol. 2008 Apr;61(3):413-23.

[Peyronie's disease: treatment with interferon and laser].

[Article in Spanish]

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Servicio de Urología, Hospital Provincial Universitario Saturnino Lora Torres.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To evaluate comparatively the results of treatment with interferon, laser and their association in a group of patients with Peyronie's disease.

METHODS:

We performed an experimental study to evaluate the main results of the treatment of Peyronie's disease with interferon and laser, at Hospital Provincial Universitario "Saturnino Lora Torres" and Hospital General Universitario "Dr. Juan Bruno Zayas Alfonso" in the city of Santiago de Cuba from January 2003 to July 2005. Ninety-six patients were included, divided into three treatment groups: interferon, laser and interferon plus loser. After initial evaluation, treatment was started and continued for 28 weeks, with reevaluation six and 12 months after the end of treatment.

RESULTS:

Final results with combined interferon and laser were: symptoms improvement 84.7%, decrease of the size of the fibrous plaque 90.6% and decrease of penile curvature 87.5%.

CONCLUSIONS:

The combination of both therapies resulted to be more effective than each of them separately, so the recommendation is to incorporate it as another therapeutic alternative in Peyronie's disease.

PMID:
18581679
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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