Evaluation of the Treatment of Congenital Penile Curvature Including Psychosexual Assessment

INTRODUCTION: Penile corporoplasty is a well-established treatment method of congenital penile deviation (CPD). Anatomical results are good with only slight differences between surgical procedures used. The disease however has huge influence on young male quality of life. This issue is not well analyzed in the literature.

AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate quality of life of the patients affected with CPD before and after the surgical treatment

METHODS: Study population consisted of 107 patients with CPD referred for surgical management. Patients were evaluated with not only clinical assessment, but also by four questionnaires measuring various aspects of quality of life. They were: Short-Form Medical Outcomes, Sexual Quality of Life Questionnaire for Man, Beck Depression Inventory, and International Index of Erectile Function.

RESULTS: Quality of life measurements showed deep decrease in the general quality of life, sexual performance, depression scale, as well as in physical and mental health in men with CPD. All these parameters were restored to normal after the successful surgical treatment with any method.

CONCLUSION: CPD deeply decreases the quality of life of the affected men in many aspects. Surgical treatment is able to repair the anatomical deformity and as well as significantly restore the patients' psychosocial well-being. 

J Sex Med. 2015 Jul 2. doi: 10.1111/jsm.12933. [Epub ahead of print]

Zachalski W1, Krajka K1, Matuszewski M1.

1 Department of Urology, Medical University in Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland.