Peyronie's Disease

  • Penile curvature during an erection due to fibrous plaques in the erectile tissue.
  • Causes include trauma, genetics, and medical conditions.
  • Dr. Petrella will assist in determining the most suitable treatment for your condition.
Dr. Francis Pettrela is a urologist specializing in men's health and fertility based in the greater Montreal area.
01: Bladder
02: Vas deferens
03: Urethra
04: Penis
05: Testes
06: Epididymis
07: Prostate gland
08: Seminal vesicle
01: Fibrous plaque
02: Skin
03: Tunica albuginea
04: Corpus spongiosum
05: Urethra
06: Cavernosal space
07: Cavernosal artery
01: Release valve
02: Pump
03: Scrotum
04: Cylinders
05: Reservoir

What is it?

  • Peyronie's disease is a condition affecting the penis, causing abnormal curvature or bending during an erection. This pathology is marked by the development of fibrous plaques, in the penis' erectile tissue.
  • These plaques can result in pain, discomfort, and noticeable curvature during erections, leading to difficulties with sexual intercourse and psychological distress.
  • While the precise cause of Peyronie's disease is uncertain, it is thought to involve penile trauma or injury, genetic factors, and certain medical conditions.

Will it improve?

  • Pain resolves in 90% of patients however the curve gets better on its own in only 10-15% of patients.

Non-surgical options:

  • Observation
  • Oral medications
  • Traction therapy to stretch the penis in the opposite direction of the curve.
  • Injection therapy

Surgical options:

  • Minimally invasive penile plication
  • Incision & grafting of the plaque
  • Penile prosthesis

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5 treatment options

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Oral Medication
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Penile Injections
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Vacuum Erection Devices
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Insertable Medication
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Penile Prosthesis