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Peyronie's disease causes a man's penis to stiffen and bend due to a build-up of plaque in the penal shaft.
Zhou, "A Population-based study of peyronie's disease: prevalence and treatment patterns in the United States," Advances in Urology, vol.
Xiapex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum), is a pharmacological treatment for Peyronie's disease and Dupuytren's contracture and may be an alternative to invasive and often complicated surgery for patients.
Long- term follow-up on use of pericardial graft in the surgical management of Peyronie's disease. Int J Impot Res 2001; 13: 183-6.
On May 9, 2012, Auxilium announced that Phase IIb clinical trial results of XIAFLEX for the potential nonsurgical treatment of Peyronie's disease were published on The Journal of Urology website and will be included in the June 2012 print version of The Journal of Urology.
Management of Peyronie's disease with penile prostheses.
Epithelioid sarcoma of the penis--a rare differential diagnosis of Peyronie's disease. Int J Impot Res 2003;15:378-82.
Sometimes Peyronie's Disease runs in families, although this isn't always the case.
Auxilium, which also markets the testosterone gel Testim, is testing Xiaflex as a treatment for Peyronie's disease, a curvature of the penis caused by collagen build-up.
A The most common cause is Peyronie's disease. This develops when a small plaque of fibrous tissue develops under the skin on the shaft which isn't as stretchy as surrounding tissue and when it becomes erect there is a bend.
Penile conditions: Peyronie's disease, priapism, epispadias, micropenis, trauma VI.