Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery Program

Peyronie’s Disease

Peyronie’s Disease

Peyronie’s disease is a connective tissue disorder of the thickened tissue surrounding the penile erectile bodies (i.e. tunica albuginea). Resultant scars can lead to penile pain, curvature, shortening, indentation, and erectile dysfunction. Studies estimate that Peyronie’s disease affects up to 10 percent of all men.

Causes

The exact etiology of Peyronie’s disease is poorly understood but it is thought to be related to micro or macro insults or trauma to the penis that can occur during intercourse often unbeknownst to the patient. A rigid scar can then develop in men who are predisposed due to genetic or other factors.

Treatments

Oral medications, penile injections, traction and surgery have all been shown to help slow or reverse the course of disease and improve a patient’s sexual function. Our physicians are trained in the all therapies for Peyronie’s disease and tailor treatments based on a patients’ needs.

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