The comparison of an acellular matrix graft with an autologous venous graft in the surgical treatment of Peyronie's disease

The aim of this study was to evaluate acellular porcine pericardium (APP) and compared the results with those obtained from venous grafts in the surgical management of Peyronie's disease (PD). An APP (Group 1) and an autologous saphenous vein graft (Group 2) were used in 27 and 26 patients, respectively for Peyronie's correction. The patients' age, body mass index (BMI), operation time, duration of follow-up, preoperative and postoperative IIEF-5 scores, plaque size and loss of sensation were evaluated in both groups. There were no differences between the two groups in terms of age, BMI, follow-up period, and preoperative and postoperative IIEF-5 scores. The postoperative IIEF-5 scores were higher than the preoperative IIEF-5 scores in both groups. The operation time was significantly longer in Group 2 than in Group 1. The duration of sensation loss was shorter in Group 1 compared to Group 2. Penile shortening was similar in both groups.

Andrologia. 2018 Oct 09 [Epub ahead of print]

Onder Kayigil, Muhammet Fuat Ozcan, Ozer Ural Cakici

Yildirim Beyazit University Faculty of Medicine, The Urology Clinics of Ataturk Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey., Department of Urology, Ankara Ataturk Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.