Evaluation and surgical treatment of patients with penile curvature

Int Urol Nephrol. 1996;28(2):219-21. doi: 10.1007/BF02550865.


In patients with adult penile curvatures the aim of treatment is to have a penis straight enough and firm enough to allow satisfactory sexual function. Several operative approaches have been used to correct this condition. Herein, we describe our experience with the evaluation and surgical treatment of 37 patients with penile curvature. When we have decided on surgery, we either preferred to elongate the ventral corpora cavernosa by interposition of a piece of dura mater (2 patients) or in most cases (the remaining 35 patients) only excised wedges of tunica albuginea at the arcs of the maximum curvature located with artificial erection (Nesbit's operation). In conclusion, our results showed that Nesbit's operation is a versatile procedure that proved to be useful for correction of penile curvatures in patients with Peyronie's disease. However, further studies and clinical trials are needed to determine if the dura mater is an alternative in the treatment of penile curvatures due to congenital aetiology.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Penile Induration / surgery*
  • Penis / abnormalities*
  • Penis / surgery*
  • Surgery, Plastic / methods*