Implications of Calcification in Peyronie's Disease, A Review of the Literature

Quinn C. Rainer, Alejandro A. Rodriguez, Petar Bajic, Anat Galor, Ranjith Ramasamy, Thomas A. Masterson

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Abstract

A common characteristic of Peyronie's Disease (PD) is plaque calcification, which is associated with decreased response to treatments and higher rates of surgical intervention. Despite its prevalence in the PD population, the literature on plaque calcification is limited. While the diagnosis of PD is mostly clinical, imaging modalities such as ultrasound can be used to identify plaque calcification. The proper identification of plaque calcification is crucial for guiding management and setting therapeutic expectations for patients with PD. Herein we discuss what is known about PD plaque calcification, including epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, and management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-59
Number of pages8
JournalUrology
Volume152
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology
  • Medicine(all)

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