Hong Kong Med J 2006;12:410-4 | Number 6, December 2006
Surgical treatment of penile curvature
KL Ho, AWC Yip, LS Leung, IC Law
Department of Surgery, Kwong Wah Hospital, Yaumatei, Hong Kong
OBJECTIVE. To review long-term efficacy and complications of surgical treatment of penile curvature in a Chinese population.
DESIGN. Retrospective review.
SETTING. Regional hospital, Hong Kong.
PATIENTS. Patients who underwent surgical treatment of penile curvature between January 1997 and March 2005 inclusive.
INTERVENTION. Penile curvature corrective surgery.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES. Penile curvature recurrence, early and late complications.
RESULTS. Of 22 patients who underwent surgical treatment of penile curvatures, 19 had congenital and three had acquired diseases. The mean angle of deformity was 52.5 (range, 20-90) degrees. Ten patients had Nesbit procedures, ten had modified Nesbit procedures, and two underwent vein grafting. Twenty patients had residual or recurrent penile curvatures at a mean follow-up of 50.9 months. Fifteen patients had less than 30 degrees curvature and five had 30 to 60 degrees curvature. Early complications included wound infection (n=3), penile skin necrosis (n=1) treated by skin graft, and urethral injury (n=1). Three patients had erectile dysfunction; four complained of glans paraesthesia. Penile shortening (mean, 1.4 cm) and palpable knots were common late complications. A total of 19 patients were satisfied with the final outcomes.
CONCLUSIONS. Surgical treatment of penile curvature produces long-term patient satisfaction. Preoperative counselling on potential recurrence and common minor complications is crucial to produce favourable outcomes.
Key words: Penile diseases; Penile induration; Surgery
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