Treatment of Peyronie's disease with collagenase Clostridium histolyticum (CCh) has gained world-wide adoption following the phase III clinical trials IMPRESS I and II. However, the optimal treatment parameters remain largely unknown. Many groups have made modifications to CCh treatment in Peyronie's disease in recent years. This review aims to discuss the variations in CCh treatment reported and associated outcomes.
Variations in CCh treatment protocols include administering higher CCh doses (0.9 mg) less frequently (q1month), use of home penile modeling, use of angulating penile traction devices, and vacuum therapy devices. Authors have reported different injection techniques to include three-point fans and tunneling techniques. Patient selection has expanded to include and evaluate responses among men with some extent of plaque calcification, and ventral curves.
Since publication of the IMPRESS trials, several variations of CCh treatment have been reported with similar treatment responses to the original trials. However, future studies are required with prospective, randomized comparative designs to identify the optimal treatment strategies for men with Peyronie's disease.
Current opinion in urology. 2020 May [Epub]
Drew Phillips, Justin Y H Chan, Ryan Flannigan
Department of Urologic Sciences., Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.