Peyronie’s disease is a condition that causes abnormal healing of the tunica albuginea, causing penile curvature. It is difficult to treat and its management is continuing to evolve. Proposed non-surgical treatments have included oral, topical, intralesional, extracorporeal shockwave, and traction therapy. The study of Peyronie’s disease is made difficult by heterogeneity in the timing of presentation, severity and characteristics of deformity, and associated complaints. Moreover, meta-analyses of studies are difficult due to inconsistencies across study endpoints and the duration of treatments. This article reviews the current clinical evidence and guideline recommendations, with a focus on an improvement in penile curvature.
Medical sciences (Basel, Switzerland). 2019 Sep 18*** epublish ***
Patrick Teloken, Darren Katz
Department of Urology, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, Australia. ., Men’s Health Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.