OBJECTIVE - To present our 3-year experience with the Egydio's geometrical procedure for managing penile curvature with some modifications.
PATIENT AND METHODS - In all, 330 patients (mean age 51 years) that underwent the Egydio's procedure as day cases were included in this study.
RESULTS - The mean penile curvature was 45° and 27. 3% of the patients reported mild erectile dysfunction (ED) preoperatively. Partial excision of the calcified plaque was performed in 12. 1% of the patients. Partial glans necrosis was recorded in one patient, while haematoma was recorded in 9%, and delayed wound healing in 3%. There was residual curvature (mean 20°) requiring reoperation in 8. 2% of the patients. In all, 10% of the patients were dissatisfied with their results, while of the remainder, 75. 2% were totally satisfied and 14. 8% partially satisfied. ED was reported in 31. 8% of the patients (moderate: 17. 3% and significant: 2. 7%).
CONCLUSIONS - The Egydio geometrical technique for the treatment of penile curvature seems to be a simple, reproducible, safe, and efficient operation.
Arab journal of urology. 2015 Sep 26 [Epub]
Konstantinos Konstantinidis, Franklin Kuehhas, Athanasios Papatsoris
International Andrology Institute, Athens, Greece. , International Andrology Institute, Athens, Greece. , University Department of Urology, Sismanoglio Hospital, Athens, Greece.