The management of Peyronie's disease: evidence-based 2010 guidelines

J Sex Med. 2010 Jul;7(7):2359-74. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2010.01850.x. Epub 2010 May 19.


Introduction: The field of Peyronie's disease is evolving and there is need for a state-of-the-art information in this area.

Aim: To develop an evidence-based state-of-the-art consensus report on the management of Peyronie's disease.

Methods: To provide state-of-the-art knowledge regarding the prevalence, etiology, medical and surgical management of Peyronie's Disease, representing the opinion of leading experts developed in a consensus process over a 2-year period.

Main outcome measures: Expert opinion was based on grading of evidence-based medical literature, widespread internal committee discussion, public presentation, and debate.

Conclusions: The real etiology of Peyronie's disease and the mechanisms of formation of the plaque still remain obscure. Although conservative management is obtaining a progressively larger consensus among the experts, surgical correction still remains the mainstay treatment for this condition.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Expert Testimony
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Penile Induration / surgery
  • Penile Induration / therapy*
  • Penile Prosthesis
  • Prevalence
  • United States / epidemiology
  • Urologic Surgical Procedures, Male / methods