Peyronie’s disease is characterized by a disorganized deposition of collagen that results in the formation of a plaque within the penis. It may be caused by repeated minor trauma. The plaque may restrict the penis’ ability to lengthen and lead to penile curvature, pain, or erectile dysfunction. This change in appearance can be associated with emotional and psychological consequences such as bother, depression, and relationship difficulties.
At West Coast Urology, we offer Xiaflex® as a treatment for Peyronie’s disease for the properly selected patient. Xiaflex® is a collagenase enzyme that may help soften and dissolve this penile plaque. The urologist will inject this medication in combination with physical penile remodeling for those patients whose penile curvature is between 30 and 90 degrees and intact erectile function. Side effects may include penile bruising, swelling, pain, and fracture.
For more in depth information on Xiaflex®, please refer to this link from the manufacturer:
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