Surgical treatment of Peyronie's disease with autologous tunica vaginalis of testis

BACKGROUND - To investigate the feasibility and safety of surgical treatment for Peyronie's disease (PD) by excising and repairing plaque using autologous tunica vaginalis of testis.

METHODS - From March 2007 to December 2012, total 19 patients with PD underwent surgical treatment at our center.

All patients had significant phallocampsis during erection. All patients complained of decreased sexual function. During the operation, the fibrotic plaque was excised and neurovascular bundle (NVB) was spared. A size-matching autologous tunica vaginalis of testis was harvested as the graft and patched to the defect. All patients received follow up every 3 months in the first year and 6 months in the following years. Data on sexual function before and after the operation was collected and compared.

RESULTS - All operations were completed successfully without serious complications. The mean operative time was 74 min. The mean size of excised plaque was 3. 0 cm(2). Postoperative pathological studies revealed the fibroplastic hyperplasia of excised tissue. All patients had satisfactory correction of penile appearance. The erectile penile length between pre- and post-operation didn't show significant difference. Postoperative intercourse satisfaction and overall satisfaction measured by IIEF-5 were significant improved.

CONCLUSIONS - Our surgical treatment is feasible and safe for patients with PD. It can effectively improve the penile cosmetic appearance and patients' intercourse/overall satisfaction on sexual life.

BMC urology. 2016 Jan 13*** epublish ***

Bianjiang Liu, Quan Li, Gong Cheng, Ninghong Song, Min Gu, Zengjun Wang

Department of Urology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, 210029, China. Department of Urology, Suzhou Municipal Hospital, Suzhou, 215000, China. Department of Urology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, 210029, China. Department of Urology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, 210029, China. Department of Urology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, 210029, China. Department of Urology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, 210029, China. 

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