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Peyronie's Disease

Peyronie's Disease

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Peyronie's disease is a medical condition characterized by the development of a lump on the shaft of the penis. 

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Peyronie's disease is a medical condition characterized by the development of a lump on the shaft of the penis. This lump is a scar (plaque) that forms on the lining (tunica albuginea) of the penile erectile body (corpus cavernosum). It is believed to be the result of direct injury to the penis. Early on following the trauma, an inflammatory reaction occurs, often bringing a man's attention to the problem because of pain associated with his erection. With time, the inflammation progresses and a scar develops. The time to develop this scar and the degree to which it occurs varies from patient to patient. Often the process heals itself over the first 12 months. In some cases, however, the scar formation is severe. In these cases, the scar becomes progressively harder and more obvious, causing the penis to curve during erection. While the scar is benign (non-cancerous), the resulting curvature may lead to the inability to have sexual intercourse. This may also interfere with ones ability to get and maintain an erection.

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Originally, the incidence of Peyronie's disease was estimated to be approximately 1-3%. More recent research suggests that the incidence is far higher, at approximately 8.9%. This same research estimates that roughly one third of patients do not even know they have this condition.

Peyronie's Disease - Risks & Causes

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Peyronie's disease is characterized by a localized scarring of the tunica albuginea of the penis. The cause of Peyronie's disease appears to be multi-factorial and has not been fully explained.

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Peyronie's Disease - Symptoms & Evaluation

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Men with Peyronie's disease typically present to a physician in a number of ways, including painful erections, penile curvature or erectile dysfunction (ED).

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Peyronie's Disease - Treatment Options

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Treatment options for patients with Peyronie's disease largely depend on stage of disease (acute versus chronic) and severity of penile deformity.

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Physicians & Faculty

Dr. Peter N. Schlegel, MD, FACS | Cornell Urology

Peter N. Schlegel

M.D., F.A.C.S.

212.746.5491
212.746.5491
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The LeFrak Center for Robotic Surgery
Dr. Marc Goldstein, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Weill Cornell Medicine

Marc Goldstein

M.D., F.A.C.S.

212.746.5470
212.746.5470
Aetna-Weill Cornell POS, Medicaid, Medicare, Rockefeller University-CoreSource
Brady Urologic Health Center
Dr.  Darius Paduch, M.D., Ph.D.

Darius A. Paduch

M.D., Ph.D.

212.746.5309
212.746.5309
AETNA-HMO, AETNA-PPO, Aetna-Weill Cornell POS, EBCBS PPO/EPO, Medicaid, Rockefeller University-CoreSource
The LeFrak Center for Robotic Surgery
Dr. James A. Kashanian, M.D.

James A. Kashanian

M.D.

212-746-5309
212-746-5309
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