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Review article

US Imaging in Peyronie's Disease

Kiriaki KalokairinouCharalampos KonstantinidisMarilena DomazouTheodoros KalogeropoulosProdromos KosmidisAristomenis Gekas
Departments of Radiology and Urology, National Rehabilitation Center, Ilion, Athens, Department Urology, Ultrasound Training center in Urology, General Hospital “Agios Andreas”, Patra, Greece
Date of Submission: 14-Jul-2012, Date of Acceptance: 18-Jul-2012, Date of Web Publication: 31-Oct-2012.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Charalampos Konstantinidis

Department of Urology, National Rehabilitation Center, 70, Tzavela st, 18533, Piraeus, Greece.
E-mail: konstantinidischaralampos@yahoo.com

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Charalampos Konstantinidis

Department of Urology, National Rehabilitation Center, 70, Tzavela st, 18533, Piraeus, Greece.
E-mail: konstantinidischaralampos@yahoo.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.103053 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin


The aim of this study is to assess the role of ultrasound (US) in Peyronie's Disease (PD). PD is a psychologically and physically devastating disorder that manifests in middle-aged men. Fibrous inelastic plaques in the tunica albuginea, result in palpable penile scar in the flaccid condition and cause painful erections and penile deformity, including penile curvature, hinging, narrowing, and shortening of penis. Penile deformity is the most common (52%) first symptom of PD and is present in 94% of affected men. US is the primary imaging modality of choice due to its easy availability, low risk, and ability to image and quantify both calcified and soft tissue elements of PD. US provides identification of smaller and non-palpable lesions and shows the extent of fibrosis. Detection of calcifications within the plaque suggests stabilization of the disease and provides information useful to select patients for appropriate treatment.
Keywords: Penile Deformity, Peyronie's Disease, Ultrasound

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