Peyronie’s disease

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Peyronie’s disease

A type of superficial fibromatosis characterised by hypocellular dense fibrous tissue within the fascial sheath of one or both corpora cavernosa, leading to penile shaft curvature, painful erection, penile deformity, penile shortening with and without erection, focal penile induration, and, in many, erectile dysfunction. It is most common in men age 40 to 60 and may be associated with Dupuytren’s contracture, trauma, diabetes, gout, Paget’s disease, and urethral instrumentation.
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Two patients developed mild curvature of penis which did not hamper their sexual activity.
Stapling or suturing of graft in zigzag fashion on ventral surface of the penis, a tactic which is proposed is in our opinion a key point in reconstruction, in so far as it aims at avoiding scar contracture and subsequent ventral curvature of penis.