Non-conventional therapies for Peyronie's disease: what is the evidence for efficacy?

In recent years, there has been a surge in non-conventional therapies for Peyronie's disease (PD). With increasing interest in these novel therapies, we conducted a narrative review to explore the efficacy and safety of these treatments to provide clarity for patients and providers.

A literature search was conducted to find studies describing non-conventional treatments of PD. These treatments were defined as those within the standard of care, including intralesional therapies and surgical options.

A total of 14 studies were found. Non-conventional therapies included platelet-rich plasma (PRP), hyaluronic acid (HA), combination therapy of PRP and HA, extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), stem cell therapy (SCT), mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), and H-100. Most studies were limited to animal models and reported modest improvements in angulation and erectile function. Complication rates and cost of each treatment were infrequently reported.

There is limited evidence supporting non-conventional therapies for PD. As such, they are currently not recommended in clinical guidelines.

Translational andrology and urology. 2020 Mar [Epub]

Ishan Aditya, Jethro C C Kwong, Yonah Krakowsky, Ethan D Grober

Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada., Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Women's College Hospital & Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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