Article Abstract

Plication procedures—excisional and incisional corporoplasty and imbrication for Peyronie’s disease

Authors: Roger Chen, Casey McCraw, Ronald Lewis


Plication procedures for the correction of Peyronie’s disease (PD) curvature are management options for PD patients. There are basically three types of procedures: excisional corporoplasty, incisional corporoplasty, and plication-only. This review is a compilation of English literature, peer-reviewed, published articles addressing these types of operations for Peyronie’s curvature correction, not congenital curvature. According to the urology literature, this surgical type was initially used for correction of curvature associated with hypospadias repair or congenital penile curvature. The procedures also, for the most part, historically became an alternative for plaque excision and graft repair, because of the difficulty with such repairs and the often-resultant erectile dysfunction (ED). A brief section traces some of the origins of these various repairs, followed by a brief section on the selection criteria for these types of surgery for the patient with PD penile curvature. We also review the significant articles in which the three types were presented with modifications. Finally, several articles that compare the various surgical repairs are summarized in the order that they appear in the literature. These types of surgery have become a mainstay for the surgical correction of penile curvature due to PD.