The efficiency of extracorporeal shock waves (SW) for Peyronie's disease (PD) is controversial.
A systematic review of the literature published between 2000 and 2019 was conducted using the PRISMA methodology. We used Medline data with the following.
"extracorporeal shock wave therapy" ; "Peyronie's disease"; "Sexuality"; Penile erection.
Thirteen articles were selected. Our review showed that SW were beneficial in terms of pain. Regarding plaques size and penile curvature, the results remain divergent.
SW may be useful in the management of pain in selected patients with PD. Its effectiveness on plaques size and penile curvature needs to be demonstrated through controlled and randomized trials. The population has to be targeted, and the treatment protocol must also be standardized.
Progres en urologie : journal de l'Association francaise d'urologie et de la Societe francaise d'urologie. 2020 May 01 [Epub ahead of print]
A Ochoa, C Guillot-Tantay, A Faix, V Misrai, M Rouprêt
Sorbonne Université, GRC 5 Predictive Onco-Uro, AP-HP, Urologie, Pitie-Salpétrière, 75013 Paris, France., Centre d'urologie du Polygone, les bureaux du Polygone, Montpellier, France., Service d'urologie, clinique Pasteur, Toulouse, France., Sorbonne Université, GRC 5 Predictive Onco-Uro, AP-HP, Urologie, Pitie-Salpétrière, 75013 Paris, France. Electronic address: .