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Peyronie's disease

Abstract

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NORD is very grateful to Wayne J. Hellstrom, MD, for updating the content of this report and Stephanie McAllister Bartlett for editorial assistance, at the Tulane University Health Sciences Center, Department of Urology.

Synonyms of Peyronie's disease

  • fibrous plaques of the penis
  • fibrous sclerosis of the penis
  • penile fibromatosis
  • penile fibrosis
  • penile induration
  • plastic induration corpora cavernosa
  • plastic induration of the penis
  • Van Buren's disease

Disorder Subdivisions

  • No subdivisions found.

General Discussion

Peyronie's disease is a rare connective tissue disorder characterized by the development of fibrous plaques on surrounding fascial layer of the adult male penis. Affected individuals may experience pain, have cord-like lesions on the penis, and/or exhibit abnormal curvature of the penis when erect. In some cases, these conditions may make normal sexual intercourse impossible for affected individuals unless treated. Symptoms may be chronic or spontaneously resolve in 3.2-12% of patients. The exact cause of Peyronie's disease is not known.

Organizations related to Peyronie's disease

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