Comparison of two different grafts for the surgical treatment of peyronie's disease


Danacioglu Y. O. , Colakoglu Y., Yenice M. G. , Keser F., Simsek A., Erol B.

ANDROLOGIA, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/and.13987
  • Title of Journal : ANDROLOGIA

Abstract

The aim of this study was to compare two different graft techniques, namely saphenous vein (SV) and buccal mucosa (BM) used together with plaque incision for the treatment of Peyronie's disease (PD) in terms of success, safety and patient and partner satisfaction. The study included 41 patients diagnosed with PD and treated with plaque incision and grafting between December 2015 and November 2019. Eighteen patients underwent plaque incision and BM grafting while the remaining 23 patients underwent plaque incision and SV grafting. Pre-operative plaque size, curvature angle, curvature start time and penis length were statistically similar between the SV and BM graft groups. No statistical difference was detected between the BM and SV graft groups in terms of the sixth- and 12th-month mean International Index of Erectile Function scores, Patient Global Impression of Improvement scores, penis lengths and final partner satisfaction rates during the follow-up period. Residual curvature was observed in three (13.1%) patients in the SV graft group and two (11.2%) patients in the BM graft group. With their high success and low side effect rates, both grafting techniques with plaque incision can be safely performed for tunical lengthening, based on the surgeon's experience.