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Peyronie's Disease


Synonyms of Peyronie's Disease
  • Fibrous Plaques of the Penis
  • Fibrous Sclerosis of the Penis
  • Penile Fibromatosis
  • Penile Fibrosis
  • Penile Induration
  • Plastic Induration Corpora Cavernosa
  • Plastic Induration of the Penis
  • Van Buren's Disease

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Peyronie?s disease is a rare connective tissue disorder characterized by the development of fibrous plaques on surrounding fascial layer of the adult male penis. Affected individuals may experience pain, have cord-like lesions on the penis, and/or exhibit abnormal curvature of the penis when erect. In some cases, these conditions may make normal sexual intercourse impossible for many affected individuals unless treated. Symptoms may be chronic or, as in 10-15% of cases, spontaneously resolved. The exact cause of Peyronie?s disease is not known.

    Organizations related to Peyronie's Disease
    • American Urological Association Foundation
      1000 Corporate Blvd.
      Linthicum MD 21090
      Phone #: 410-689-3700
      800 #: 866-746-4282
      e-mail: auafoundation@auafoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.auafoundation.org
    • Association of Peyronie's Disease Advocates (APDA)
      PO Box 62865
      Colorado Springs CO 80962-2865
      Phone #: N/A
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@peyroniesassociation.org
      Home page: http://www.peyroniesassociation.org
    • NIH/National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse
      3 Information Way
      Bethesda MD 20892-3580
      Phone #: N/A
      800 #: 800-891-5390
      e-mail: nkudic@info.niddk.nih.gov
      Home page: http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/



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