Specialty of Andrology

Peyronie's disease (also known as Peyronie syndrome) occurs when the area of ​​fibrosis (scar) in the corpus cavernosum penis is formed. That area loses elasticity, and not stretch when the corpora cavernosa to fill in the erection, the penis is bent toward the scar. This curvature can become painful and even prevent intercourse. Although the average age of men affected is 50, also it occurs in young people. The exact cause of this disease is unknown, but can result from trauma when the penis is erect, such as during intercourse. Studies have linked the syndrome of Peyronie with an impaired immune system of man. In an initial phase, the treatment consists of drugs, but if the disease progresses and continues bowing of the penis, surgery may be necessary.

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