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World J Mens Health. 2016 Apr;34(1):20-7. doi: 10.5534/wjmh.2016.34.1.20. Epub 2016 Apr 30.

The Outcome of Multiple Slit on Plaque with Plication Technique for the Treatment of Peyronie's Disease.

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Department of Urology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To evaluate the postoperative outcome of the multiple slit on plaque plication technique for the treatment of Peyronie's disease.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

We retrospectively evaluated 22 patients who underwent plaque incision with penile plication for the surgical treatment of Peyronie's disease, who had failed medical treatment between 2009 and 2014. Patients were grouped by preoperative degree of penile curvature into Group I: mild (n=5, 22.7%), Group II: moderate (n=11, 50.0%), and Group III: severe (n=6, 27.3%). After a thorough review of the medical records, we evaluated (a) the correction of the curvature; (b) sexual function; and (c) any penile shortening or other complications.

RESULTS:

The mean postoperative follow-up period was 39 months. Complete correction of the curvature was attained in 21 patients (95.5%). As an inevitable complication, minimal penile shortening (<1.5 cm) was reported by 14 patients (82.4%) but did not adversely affect sexual intercourse (0%), and all patients found the extent of penile shortening to be acceptable. Nineteen patients had good erectile function (International Index of Erectile Function >21). The most frequent complication was subcutaneous penile edema in three patients (13.6%), which was resolved within about 3 months following surgery.

CONCLUSIONS:

As a modified technique, multiple slit on plaque with plication is a simple, minimally-invasive and effective technique for correcting penile curvature regardless of curvature severity. The degree of penile curvature does not significantly predict the amount of penile length loss.

KEYWORDS:

Focal adhesions; Penile induration

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