Long-term Followup of Treatment of Peyronie's Disease with Plaque Incision, Carbon Dioxide Laser Plaque Ablation and Placement of a Deep Dorsal Vein Patch Graft

Edward Kim, Kevin T. McVary

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Abstract

Numerous surgical therapies have been used for Peyronie's disease in patients who maintain potency. We report on incision and carbon dioxide laser ablation of Peyronie's plaque combined with a deep dorsal vein patch graft in the treatment of 6 men (mean age 57 years). The chief indication for surgery was curvature interfering with intromission, with voiding difficulty being a secondary indication as well. Long-term followup (mean 31 months) was available in 6 men, each of whom was potent preoperatively. Potency was preserved in all men, and 5 described significant improvement in penetration and curvature. In 1 patient the curvature returned to preoperative levels. Each patient reported a subjective shortening of the penis from one-quarter to 1 inch but no case was functionally debilitating. We describe this technique, which to our knowledge has been reported previously by only 1 group with 18 patients, and conclude that it may be used with successful preservation of potency and restoration of intercourse in the treatment of Peyronie's plaques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1843-1846
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of Urology
Volume153
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Penile Induration
Gas Lasers
Laser Therapy
Veins
Transplants
Penis
Therapeutics

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