DORSAL Plication Technique for the Treatment of Congenital Ventral Penile Curvature: Long-Term Outcomes of 72 Cases


Akdemir F., KAYIGİL Ö. , OKULU E.

Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jsxm.2021.07.015
  • Title of Journal : Journal of Sexual Medicine
  • Keywords: Congenital Curvature, Penis, Plication, Surgical Treatment

Abstract

© 2021 International Society for Sexual MedicineBackground: A total of 78 patients aged 11 to 17 years were diagnosed with congenital ventral penile curvature and underwent surgery with the dorsal plication technique between 2005 and 2014. Aim: To investigate the long-term outcomes of 72 patients who underwent dorsal penile plication for the treatment of congenital ventral penile curvature without hypospadias. Methods: In all cases, the intervascular space between the deep dorsal vein and dorsal artery was dissected, and tunical plication was carried out with non-absorbable 3-0 polyamide sutures and the complication and satisfaction rates of the patients were determined in the postoperative seventh year. Outcomes: At the final postoperative follow-up, the patients' satisfaction with the operation was found to be 95.8%. Results: Shortening of the penis (0.5-1.0 cm) in five cases, recurrence with less than a 20-degree curvature in two cases, palpable sutures in two cases was observed and at the final postoperative follow-up, the patients' satisfaction with the operation was found to be 95.8%. Clinical Implications: Dorsal plication for congenital curvature can also be used as an effective and safe method during adolescence. Strengths & Limitations: The limitations of our study can be considered as the absence of pharmacological erection in the preoperative evaluation, failure to evaluate penile length at the last postoperative follow-up due to the continued development of the penis, inability to evaluate erectile function at the beginning, postoperative erectile capacity being assessed in only some of the operated cases, all operations being performed by a single surgeon in the same center, and the absence of standardized questionnaires for postoperative satisfaction or adverse events. Conclusion: According to the results of this study, dorsal plication is a relatively simple method with a low risk and high success rate for the treatment of congenital ventral penile curvatures. F Akdemir, Ö Kayıgil, E Okulu. DORSAL Plication Technique for the Treatment of Congenital Ventral Penile Curvature: Long-Term Outcomes of 72 Cases. J Sex Med 2021;XX:XXX–XXX.