Acquired Penile Curvature or Induratio Penis Plastica or Peyronie's Disease

Peyronie's Disease is named after the French surgeon François Gogot de Peyronie, who described it for the first time in 1743.

It is an alteration affecting the cavernous bodies of the penis, causing a progressive replacement of their natural coating structure with a fibrous, rigid tissue. This causes a change in the appearance the penis that is evident during an erection: the affected part is in fact no longer able to extend itself, producing a deformity in the shaft. These deformities appear as a curvature of the penile shaft. These curvatures are commonly on the back and side, but sometimes they appear as a ventral bend or a "ring" constraint that will shape the penis into an "hourglass."  In general, the course of the disease causes progressive shortening of the penis, which loses a large part of its volume and elasticity.

Peyronie's Disease

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