Peyronie's disease

Pietro Pavlica, Massimo Valentino, Michele Bertolotto, Libero Barozzi, Lorenzo E. Derchi

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Peyronie's disease (PD) is a benign disease of the penis of unknown cause. First fully described almost 300 years ago by François de La Peyronie, although nodus penis has been already described centuries before by Fallopius and Vesalius (Fornara and Gerbershagen 2004). Peyronie's disease is defined as an acquired disorder of the tunica albuginea with the development of a plaque of fibrous tissue, associated with progressive penile bending and shortening. Pain on erection can be the first symptom of the disease in about 10-15% of the patients. As the result of progressive penile deformity, difficulties of penetration can develop with impairment of erectile capacity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAbdominal Imaging
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783642133275, 3642133266, 9783642133268
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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