Peyronie’s Disease or Curved Penis
Peyronie’s disease, penile curvature, curved penis or bent penis occurs when the sponge-like cavernous body of the penis (corpora cavernosa) toughens. As a result, fibrous tissue (“plaque”) disrupts the natural tissue, compromising structure and blood flow.
Curved Penis Causes
The cause of Peyronie’s disease is unclear. Many researchers believe the plaque of Peyronie’s disease can develop following trauma (hitting or bending) that causes localized bleeding inside the penis. It’s thought Peyronie’s disease generally results from the rupturing of small blood vessels inside the penis. For example, the penis may be damaged during sex, athletic activity or as the result of an accident.
Peyronie’s Disease Treatment
If applied three to six months after the onset of the disease, non-surgical treatments can be effectively used to stop, and even reduce, the plaque formation. Non surgical treatment of Peyronie’s disease consists mainly of vitamin E supplementation and para-aminobenzoate tablets (B- complex substance) which may be taken for several months.
If non surgical treatment fails to resolve the plaque or if left untreated, Peyronie’s disease can progress and result in severe penis curvature with shortening and ultimately erectile dysfunction. In case of non responsiveness to the aforementioned treatment options, surgery might be the last course of action to remove the plaque and straighten the penis.
Severe Penile Curvature
If left untreated, Peyronie’s disease can progress and ultimately result in erectile dysfunction. In case of non-responsiveness to the aforementioned treatment options, surgery may be a last resort course of action to remove the plaque and straighten the penis.
Penile Enlargement Surgery
Dr. Elist offers all of the aforementioned treatments for patients suffering from Peyronie’s disease. If chemical treatment is not effective, Dr. Elist corrects Peyronie’s disease by excising abnormal fibrous tissue on the dorsal aspect of the penis. The removal of plaque requires a skin graft from another area of the patient’s body and may result in a partial loss of erectile function (less rigidity). The Nesbit procedure reduces the length of the erect penis.
Penile enlargement surgery can also be done simultaneously to improve the size and aesthetic of the penis while correction of the penile curvature is being achieved. Penile implant involves implanting a device in the corpora cavernosa that increases rigidity. This procedure may be combined with incisions and skin grafts, or plication, to effectively reduce curvature.
Dr. Elist diagnoses and uniquely treats different stages of Peyronie’s disease.
Patients with Bent Penis Before and After Treatment