2018 Canadian Urological Association guideline for Peyronie's disease and congenital penile curvature

Anthony J. Bella, Jay C. Lee, Ethan D. Grober, Serge Carrier, Francois Benard, Gerald B. Brock

Abstract


Peyronie’s disease (PD) is a highly prevalent condition that affects the physical and psychosocial well-being and quality of life (QoL) for thousands of Canadian men. The specific etiology of PD remains poorly understood and there remains a paucity of randomized placebo-controlled trials evaluating treatment interventions.1-3 PD can be found in up to 8.9% of men, a remarkable increase in cited prevalence that is attributable to growing awareness (as historical data suggested a rate of less than 1%); the burden of disease is significant, and PD is often present in otherwise healthy men. The following guidelines were crafted by the committee with a full awareness of the limitations of the literature, and sought to provide actionable recommendations to guide PD care in the Canadian health system.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5489/cuaj.5255