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




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.


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Bella, A. J., Lee, J. C., Grober, E. D., Carrier, S., Benard, F., & Brock, G. B. (2018). 2018 Canadian Urological Association guideline for Peyronie’s disease and congenital penile curvature. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 12(5), E197–209. https://doi.org/10.5489/cuaj.5255



CUA Guideline