Peyronie's disease is often comorbid with erectile dysfunction and can cause significant penile shortening. We describe our modified tunica expansion procedure (TEP) technique of penile length preservation and girth enhancement with correction of penile angulation in patients with mild Peyronie's disease (<30 degree angulation, or hourglass deformity, no hinging) and erectile dysfunction presenting for inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) surgery. A retrospective review of IPP placement from one high volume surgeon was performed. A total of 474 patients' charts from June 2017 to June 2021 were reviewed and those charts of patients undergoing modified TEP in the setting of Peyronie's disease were analyzed. Average increase in length and girth were measured and means with standard deviations calculated. The modified TEP is performed through a scrotal approach and involves complete eversion of the penis with dissection of Buck's fascia off the underlying tunica. Subsequently, staggered scorings of the underlying tunica are performed allowing for circumferential girth enhancement and length preservation. In men with Peyronie's disease, these scorings are preferentially concentrated on the side of the plaque to allow straightening without loss of length. A total of 32 patients with Peyronie's disease from the larger cohort underwent the modified TEP. Mean increase in length of distal corpora was 2.8 ± 0.8 cm (range 2.0-3.4 cm) (measured using Furlow before and after penile eversion with TEP), while mean increase in girth (measured at midphallus prior to prosthesis insertion and after IPP inflation) was 1.6 ± 0.4 cm (range 1.2-2.2 cm). There were no reported complications. A scrotal approach to TEP is an easy to perform technique that can be used to restore length and enhance girth in men with Peyronie's disease undergoing insertion of IPP. Additionally, it is a customizable approach that can also be used to correct mild penile angulation.
International journal of impotence research. 2022 Dec 17 [Epub ahead of print]
Shirin Razdan, Ariel Zisman, Robert Valenzuela
Department of Urology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, USA. ., Department of Urology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, USA.