Newer procedures expand options for Peyronie's Tx

August 1, 2001

Peyronie's disease resulting in shorter and curved erections occurs more commonly than the 1% to 2% of the population related in textbooks. Patients with the problem may be embarrassed to come forward, or the angulation of the erection-although uncomfortable-may not prohibit intercourse. But with more open discussion of sexuality in all forms of the media, more men are coming forward for treatment of sexual problems. Past medical treatments have been unsuccessful in restoring a straight erection in such patients. Reports of newer treatments such as intralesional verapamil and collagenase have been inconsistent and must stand the test of time.