Update on plication procedures for Peyronie's disease and other penile deformities
Mobley EM, Fuchs ME, Myers JB, Brant WO. Ther Adv Urol. 2012 Dec;4(6):335-46. doi: 10.1177/1756287212448224.


Division of Urology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.


Plication techniques are not a panacea for deformities associated with Peyronie's disease or congenital curvature. However, they do provide certain advantages, both theoretic and real, over competing procedures such as grafting. Depending on the technique, plication procedures have minimal risk of de novo erectile dysfunction, minimal risk of injury to the dorsal neurovascular bundle, and may be used for a variety of angulation deformities, including multiplanar curvature and severe degrees of curvature. A variety of incisions may be used, including the classic circumcision with degloving but also ventral raphe, dorsal penile inversion, and penoscrotal. These may be helpful in preventing postoperative morbidity and in sparing the prepuce if desired. Plication may also be combined with procedures such as penile prosthesis for correction of residual curvature. Lastly, despite its complications, plication techniques are very well tolerated, are relatively simple to perform and result in the very high satisfaction rates.