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Int J Impot Res. 2016 Nov;28(6):209-215. doi: 10.1038/ijir.2016.28. Epub 2016 Aug 11.

Geometrical modified nesbit corporoplasty to correct different types of penile curvature: description of the surgical procedure based on geometrical principles and long-term results.

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1
Department of Urology, "I.N.I." Italian Neurotraumatologic Institute Grottaferrata, Rome, Italy.
2
Department of Urology, "Sapienza" Rome University, Rome, Italy.

Abstract

We present the use of a modified corporoplasty, based on geometrical principles, to determine the exact site for the incision in the tunica or plaque and the exact amount of albuginea for overlaying to correct with extreme precision the different types of congenital or acquired penile curvature due to Peyronie's disease. To describe our experience with a new surgical procedure for the enhancement of penile curvature avoiding any overcorrection or undercorrection. Between March 2004 and April 2013, a total of 74 patients underwent the geometrical modified corporoplasty. All patients had congenital curvature until 90° or acquired stable penile curvature 'less' than 60°, that made sexual intercourse very difficult or impossible, normal erectile function, absence of hourglass or hinge effect. Preoperative testing included a physical examination, 3 photographs (frontal, dorsal and lateral) of penis during erection, a 10 mcg PGE1-induced erection and Doppler ultrasound, administration of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-15) questionnaire. A follow-up with postoperative evaluation at 12 weeks, 12 and 24 months, included the same preoperative testing. Satisfaction rates were better assessed with the use of validated questionnaire such as the International Erectile Dysfunction Inventory of the Treatment Satisfaction (EDITS). Statistical analysis with Student's t-test was performed using commercially available, personal computer software. A total of 25 patients had congenital penile curvature with a mean deviation of 46.8° (range 40-90), another 49 patients had Peyronie's disease with a mean deviation of 58.4 (range 45-60). No major complications were reported. Postoperative correction of the curvature was achieved in all patients (100%). Neither undercorrection nor overcorrection were recorded. No significant relapse (curvature>15°) occurred in our patients. Shortening of the penis was reported by 74% but did not influence the high overall satisfaction of 92% (patients completely satisfied with their sexual life). The erectile function was analyzed in both groups, Student's t-test showed a significant improvement in erectile function, preoperative average IIEF-15 scores were 17.43±4.67, whereas postoperatively it was 22.57±4.83 (P=0.001). This geometrical modified Nesbit corporoplasty is a valid therapy which allows penile straightening. The geometric principles make the technique reproducible in multicentre studies.

PMID:
27511302
DOI:
10.1038/ijir.2016.28
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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