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Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica 2013 June;65(2):125-32

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The role of shortening procedures for the surgical therapy of Peyronie’s disease

Schwarzer J. U., Steinfatt H.

Munich Andrology Center, Munich, Germany


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In this article we briefly review the current surgical treatment options for Peyronie’s disease (PD) in its stable phase. We emphasize the important role of tunical shortening procedures which account for the major share of operations for PD. Shortening procedures provide excellent curvature correction combined with a very low risk of new erectile dysfunction. Since erectile function is already heavily impaired by the disease and its comorbidities in many patients with PD, tunical shortening procedures often are the treatment of choice for the correction of penile curvature. While there is no hard evidence for the superiority of a specific shortening procedure, several authors prefer the classical Nesbit technique over simple plication techniques. We also present our experiences with the Tunica albuginea underlap technique (TAU-technique), a new modification of the Nesbit procedure, that might add further surgical advantages while preserving the strength of the classical Nesbit technique.

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