Advanced Peyronie's disease (PD) with severe penile deviation demands grafting procedures following plaque incision or partial plaque excision in order to avoid penile shortening and to improve quality of life of affected patients. Small intestinal submucosa (SIS) is an established xenograft. The objective of the present study was to validate external results in a bicentric prospective manner.
Patient selection criteria, surgical technique and standards for pre- and postoperative care were defined. Consecutively, patients with severe penile deviation in stable disease and sufficient erectile function were included between 2007 and 2015. After plaque incision, grafting was performed using SIS in a standardized manner. The postoperative evaluation using a non-validated questionnaire included complications, correction of curvature, pre- and postoperative erectile function, change in penile length and general satisfaction with the procedure.
Forty-three patients underwent surgery between 2007 and 2015. The mean degree of preoperative curvature was 73.8° (range 60-90°). No intraoperative or major postoperative complications were reported. After a mean follow-up of 33.0 months (range 10-59), complete straightening of the penis was achieved in 74.4%. 88.4% of all patients were able to achieve satisfying sexual intercourse (67.4% unaided, 21.0% with assistance). The IIEF-5 score was improved in 69.8% (mean improvement 4.0 points). Overall 86.0% were satisfied with the surgical treatment.
Corporoplasty with SIS in patients with PD and severe penile curvature is a safe approach and shows good long-term results. A thorough patient selection and a standardized pre-, intra- and postoperative procedure are decisive for a satisfying outcome.
World journal of urology. 2016 Nov 18 [Epub ahead of print]
K Sayedahmed, B Rosenhammer, P J Spachmann, M Burger, M Aragona, B T Kaftan, R Olianas, H M Fritsche
Department of Urology, Lueneburg Medical Center, Lueneburg, Germany., Department of Urology, University of Regensburg, Caritas St. Josef Medical Center, Landshuter Str. 65, 93053, Regensburg, Germany., Department of Urology, University of Regensburg, Caritas St. Josef Medical Center, Landshuter Str. 65, 93053, Regensburg, Germany. .