Penile prosthesis implantation can be performed in individuals with Peyronie’s disease, a condition characterized by penile curvature due to the formation of fibrous plaques within the penis. In fact, penile prostheses are sometimes used specifically to treat the erectile dysfunction (ED) that can occur as a result of Peyronie’s disease.
Here are some considerations regarding penile prosthesis implantation in individuals with Peyronie’s disease:
- Treatment of Peyronie’s Disease: Before considering a penile prosthesis, treatment options for Peyronie’s disease itself may be explored. These may include medications, injections, or the use of traction devices. However, when Peyronie’s disease causes severe curvature that interferes with sexual function and other treatments are not effective, penile prostheses can be considered.
- Straightening Procedures: In some cases, penile prostheses can be used to straighten the penis during implantation surgery. Specialized prostheses are available that can help correct the curvature associated with Peyronie’s disease.
- Consultation with a Specialist: Individuals with Peyronie’s disease who are considering penile prosthesis implantation should consult with a urologist or surgeon experienced in both ED and Peyronie’s disease management. These specialists can assess the severity of the curvature, the presence of ED, and any other factors that may influence the choice of treatment.
- Combined Procedures: In some cases, penile prosthesis implantation may be performed in conjunction with procedures to address the Peyronie’s disease-related curvature, such as plaque excision or grafting. The specific approach will depend on the individual’s condition and treatment goals.