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What is Peyronie's disease?
...is characterized by a plaque, or hard lump within the penis.
Peyronie's disease affects men ages __ to ___
45 to 70
What causes Peyronie's disease?
Result of an injury causing inflammation/scarring of tunica (surrounding corpora cavernosa)
How should Peyronie be treated?
Vitamin E
Paraaminobenzoinc acid
Tamoxifen
Colchicine
What occurs with Peyronie disease?
SEVERE -> hardened plaque reduces:
- flexibility
- causes pain
- forces penis to bend/arc during erection.
The plaque can be felt when the penis is limp.
Full evaluationmay require examination during erection to determine the severity of the deformity
The plaque is benign, or noncancerous. It is not a tumor.
Peyronie’s disease is not contagious and is not known to be caused by any transmittable disease.