Experience with Extra-Tunical Grafting and Tunica Albuginea Plication for Correction of Indentation Deformity in Men with Peyronie's Disease.

To further evaluate extra-tunical grafting (ETG), a relatively new surgical option to treat corporal indentation in those with Peyronie's Disease without buckling or hinge effect, we report our experience, patient satisfaction, and surgical outcomes.

Retrospective review of patients following ETG, including pre-operative deformity, type of graft, graft location (under or over Buck fascia), patient characteristics, and satisfaction. Overall cosmetic satisfaction with deformity correction between patients undergoing two different ETG locations and three different types of grafts; as well as perceived bother of graft visibility and palpability were assessed.

From 2018-2023, 35 patients underwent ETG and tunica albuginea plication (TAP) with 89.6% of patients having persistent correction on office examination at a median (interquartile range) follow-up of 23.5 (15.2) months. Overall satisfaction with penile appearance by grafting location via patient-reported questionnaires showed no statistical difference (p= 0.47). Patients undergoing TAP and ETG were satisfied with their erect appearance regardless of graft material. Patients reported grafting tissue was palpable (74.3%) and visible (48.6%) in the flaccid state as compared to the erect state (8.6% and 5.7%).

ETG presents a less invasive surgical option than traditional approaches to correct indentation deformities not associated with instability. Our experience shows high patient satisfaction rate following correction of indentation using graft tissue when placed under or over Buck fascia. At a median follow-up of almost two-years, patients had persistent correction, and while some report visibility of the graft and palpability in the flaccid state, this tends to disappear in the erect state.

Urology. 2024 Feb 21 [Epub ahead of print]

Daniel Roadman, Jose Quesada-Olarte, William Langbo, Spencer Mossack, Laurence Levine

Rush University Medical Center Department of Urology, 1725 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60612, USA., Rush University Medical Center Department of Urology, 1725 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60612, USA. Electronic address: .

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