Patients with Peyronie's disease (PD) and erectile dysfunction (ED) concomitant with shortening or other malformations benefit from prosthesis implantation and penile lengthening procedures.
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of a multi-incisional technique with penile prosthesis implantation with multiple corporeal incisions and collagen grafting for the surgical management of complex cases of PD with ED and severe penile shortening.
From February 2015-May 2018, 43 consecutive patients with complex PD were treated using this technique. Implantation of a penile prosthesis (malleable or inflatable [IPP]) together with multiple relaxing tunica albuginea incisions and grafting with a self-adhesive collagen-fibrin fleece (TachoSil, Baxter Healthcare) was performed in all patients by a single surgeon (J.I.M.S.).
Penile length and curvature correction, operative time, and incidence of postoperative complications were recorded as outcome measures. Functional outcomes were measured with questionnaires (International Index of Erectile Function-5, Erection Hardness Score, modified Erectile Dysfunction Inventory of Treatment Satisfaction questionnaire, PD Questionnaire) before and 3 and 6 months after surgery.
With a median follow-up of 21 months (range 10-31), mean postsurgical penile lengthening was 2.5 (range 1-5) cm, with an improvement in the Bother domain of the PD Questionnaire of 4.4 (range 2-5) points. The average operative time was 86.7 and 71.6 minutes for the IPP and malleable penile prosthesis procedure, respectively. No glans ischemia was recorded; however, 1 IPP infection and 1 delayed distal corporeal erosion were recorded. Hematoma or bruising was observed in 23.2% of patients. The modified Erectile Dysfunction Inventory of Treatment Satisfaction questionnaire was completed by 39 (90.7%) patients. Overall, 89.7% would recommend this surgery. Patient satisfaction with straightness and length was 94.9% and 82.1%, respectively.
The described technique helps restoration of penile length and erectile function in patients with complex PD.
The strength of the study is that it offers a simple, easy-to-apply technique for surgeons to correct shortening and other malformations in patients with ED and complex PD. The study is limited by the small number of patients, the short follow-up period and the performance of the technique by a single high-volume implanter.
The implantation of a penile prosthesis (malleable or inflatable) together with multiple incisions of the plaque/tunica albuginea and grafting with a collagen fleece is a safe and efficient treatment for patients with complex PD in addition to ED and significant shortening. Fernández-Pascual E, Gonzalez-García FJ, Rodríguez-Monsalve M, et al. Surgical Technique for Complex Cases of Peyronie's Disease With Implantation of Penile Prosthesis, Multiple Corporeal Incisions, and Grafting With Collagen Fleece. J Sex Med 2019;16:323-332.
The journal of sexual medicine. 2019 Feb [Epub]
Esaú Fernández-Pascual, Francisco Javier Gonzalez-García, María Rodríguez-Monsalve, Jorge Turo, Claudio Martínez-Ballesteros, Joaquín Carballido, Juan Ignacio Martínez-Salamanca
Urology Department, Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro-Majadahonda, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain., Hospital Central de la Cruz Roja San José y Santa Adela, Madrid, Spain., Urology Department, Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro-Majadahonda, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain. Electronic address: .