Peyronie’s disease is a condition caused by the formation of scar tissue or plaque along the length of the penis in the corpora cavernosa. This plaque is not conspicuous, and depending on the complexity and extent of the condition, the plaque can result in the bending of the penis. This could in turn make sexual intercourse difficult and extremely painful.

What Causes Peyronie’s Disease?

  • Trauma or injury that results in localized bleeding inside the penis
  • Genetic factors


  • Reduction in flexibility, causing severe pain and forcing the penis to bend during erection
  • Development of scar tissue in some parts of the body, such as on the hand or foot.



Mild cases of Peyronie’s disease usually do not require treatment. If the sexual intercourse is satisfactory, then treatment may not be required. Surgical techniques could be used for the treatment of this condition if the condition if erectile dysfunction develops or inceasing curvature makes sexual intercourse impossible.
common surgical techniques used to treat Peyronie’s disease are:

  • Plaque removal and placement of a tissue patch
  • Removing or altering the tissue from the region of the penis opposite the plaque.
  • Penile prosthesis implantation for men who have a combination of Peyronie’s disease and severe erectile dysfunction

Some of the other recommended treatment options include:

  • Vitamin therapy
  • Injection of chemical agents into the plaque or radiation therapy
Authored by Dr N Anandan