Collagenase clostridium histolyticum (CCH) is a treatment for Peyronie's disease (PD) whose efficacy and safety has been demonstrated using a classic protocol and a shortened protocol.
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of an even more intense protocol in which a CCH injection is applied for 3 separate cycles of 1 week.
Prospective, nonrandomized, clinical study of a cohort of 13 patients with PD and non-ventral curvatures, between 30 and 90 degrees and with stable disease were included. Under local anesthesia, 0.9 mg of CCH is infiltrated in 3 parallel and equidistant transverse bands across the plaque in 3 sessions separated by 1 week. Between sessions the patient is instructed to perform home modeling and penis stretching.
The measurements collected were from girth, length of the penis and length of the plaque. Side and degree of curvature. Ultrasound evaluation of the plaque characteristics and assessing the interface between the tunica albuginea and Buck's fascia. Furthermore, questionnaires were collected: International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) and 15-question and Peyronie's Disease Questionnaire (PDQ). All these parameters were evaluated before and after treatment.
An improvement in curvature was obtained in 76.9% of patients, reaching an improvement in the angle of curvature after the treatment cycles by an average of 19 ° (range 0-35 °) from the beginning. There are also improvements in the results of the IIEF and PDQ questionnaires. Length, penis girth, and plate length measurements hardly changed after treatment. Reported adverse effects are mild and limited to the penis.
We demonstrate the safety and efficacy of CCH in the treatment of PD using a more intense protocol than the previous ones. In addition, reducing the overall duration of allows for greater adherence and compliance of patients. Melgarejo-Segura MT, Funes-Padilla C, Morales-Martínez A, et al. Safety and Efficacy Study of Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum Applied With an Intensive Protocol in the Treatment of Peyronie's Disease. Sex Med 2021;XX:XXXXXX.
Sexual medicine. 2021 Jun 03 [Epub ahead of print]
Mª Teresa Melgarejo-Segura, Carlos Funes-Padilla, Ana Morales-Martínez, Fernando López-Carmona-Pintado, Miguel Arrabal-Martín
Department of Urology, University Hospital San Cecilio, Granada, Spain. Electronic address: ., Department of Urology, University Hospital San Cecilio, Granada, Spain.