An original mininvasive corporoplasty technique for penile curvature without circumcision
We describe an original minimally invasive penile plication technique with scrotal or infrapubic access, not requiring circumcision, for penile curvature of different severity and types. This technique can be used to correct both congenital and acquired curvatures, mono or bidirectional deformities. Between 2012 and 2018 we treated 134 patients suffering from congenital curvature (33) and acquired curvature from Peyronie's disease (101). The average curvature was 62.2° (± 30.4°). Preoperative
... aluation included prostaglandin E1 injection with photographic documentation and measurement of penile angulation, administration of IIEF- 15, vasoactive penile Doppler ultrasound, analysis of thermal and vibratory sensitivity with Genito-Sensory-Analyzer (GSA) and assessment of nocturnal penile stiffness with Rigiscan, performed twice, for a detailed evaluation of patient's erectile function. Scrotal access was performed in patients with dorsal and/or lateral penile curvature; the infrapubic access was performed in patients with ventral curvature. After preparation and incision of Colles' fascia, penis was partially degloved and an original plication technique called "binary corporoplasty" was performed at the site or sites established at preoperative assessment, with non-resorbable synthetic multifilament (Premicron®) suture. Complete correction of penile curvature was achieved in 96.8 % of patients. No major complications were reported, and no patients suffered worsening in erectile function or in penile sensitivity. The average shortening of convex side was 1.65 cm (± 0.7 cm) and all patients report easy intercourse after correction. The average time of surgery was 46 minutes (± 11 min) and all procedures were performed as a day-hospital or ambulatory settings, with local anesthesia and light sedation. Overall satisfaction rate is 96%. This is a simple and rapid technique that perfectly corrects even the most severe and complex penile curvatures. In comparison to traditional techniques, such as Nesbit procedure, this technique is associated with low morbidity, a very low recurrence rate and a great aesthetic results. Aesthetic and functional patients' satisfaction was excellent.