To evaluate the outcome of the long-term follow-up in patients who underwent corporoplasty-straightening treatment for Peyronie's disease.
Between 1990 and 2012, a total of 89 patients underwent corporoplasty-straightening surgery using penile plication for Peyronie's disease. We followed up on all the patients for the following: (a) the correction of the curvature; (b) any penile shortening; (c) sexual function; and (d) complications. The mean follow-up period was 103 months. Complete correction of the curvature was obtained in 81 patients (91%). Shortening of the penis (1.5 to < 3 cm) occurred in 20 patients (22.5%) and 79 patients (88.7%) had good erectile function (International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) 5 > 21). The most frequent complication was the sensitivity reduction of the glans in eight patients (8.9%), which was resolved within about a year after surgery (mean 11 months) and the shortening of the penis in 20 patients (22.5%), which, however, did not result in problems during sexual intercourse. Corporoplasty using penile straightening plication is a safe procedure whose results are maintained for even many years after surgery. It is a procedure that can be applied to any type of curvature. Any reduction in the length of the penis, as a result of the surgery procedure, does not lead to difficulties in sexual intercourse.
Cantoro U, Polito M, Catanzariti F, Montesi L, Lacetera V, Muzzonigro G. Are you the author?
Department of Odontostomatologic and Specialized Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy; Department of General and Specialized Surgery, University Hospital, Ancona, Italy; Chief Department of Uro-Andrology, Faculty of Medicine, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy; Chief Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy.
Reference: Int J Impot Res. 2014 Feb 27. Epub ahead of print.