The optimal management of suspected penile fractures post collagenase clostridium histolyticum (CCH) remains indeterminate, with some advocating for observation and others surgical repair. To address this issue, the current study sent surveys to 158 men with Peyronie's Disease (PD) who completed four CCH injection series. The survey included the Erectile Function Domain from the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-EFD) and questions regarding potential symptoms of corporal rupture (hematoma, popping, and detumescence). Men were categorized as having a suspected fracture (SF+) if they reported a popping sensation or rapid detumescence. All SF(+) men were managed conservatively without surgical intervention. Results were compared statistically against baseline IIEF-EFD values and between SF(+) and SF(-) groups. The key study objective was to determine whether erectile function was negatively impacted by conservative management of suspected fractures. Of the 53 returned surveys, 45 had complete data for review. The sample was statistically representative of the broader cohort of 158 men, except being older (60.0 vs 57.1 [SD 6.0 vs 9.0], p = 0.01) with shorter durations of PD (median 9 [IQR 5, 19] mo vs 13 [IQR 8, 24], p = 0.01). Overall, 7/45 (16%) of men were defined as SF(+), with all fractures occurring within 6 weeks of CCH administration. No demographic or pathophysiologic characteristics predicted SF(+). Importantly, SF(+) men did not experience worsened erectile function compared to SF(-), with a median IIEF-EFD change of +2 vs +1, p = 0.16, respectively. Curvatures were improved to a greater degree among SF(+) men (primary: median -30 [IQR -20, -32.5] vs -15 [-5, -26], p = 0.04; composite: -35 [-25, -40] vs -25 [-7, -30], p = 0.15). We concluded that suspected penile fractures in PD men undergoing CCH may be reasonably managed without surgical intervention and portend greater improvements in curvature correction.
International journal of impotence research. 2020 Dec 14 [Epub ahead of print]
Kiran L Sharma, Raevti Bole, David Yang, Manaf Alom, Joshua Savage, Matthew Ziegelmann, Landon Trost
Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA., Male Fertility and Peyronie's Clinic, Orem, UT, USA., Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA. .