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Collagenase clostridium hystolyticum in the management of Peyronie’s disease

Authors: Sun Tae Ahn, Du Geon Moon

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Peyronie’s disease (PD) is a connective tissue disorder characterized by inelastic fibrous plaques on the tunica albuginea of penis. Inelasticity induce penile deformity such as curvature, shortening, narrowing, hinging and also associated with penile pain and erectile dysfunction. The pathogenic mechanisms of the disorder are still poorly understood although physicians believed that the trauma to the tunica albuginea leads to excess inflammation in some men resulting in inflammatory mass formation in the early stage, then disruption of the normal cell architecture through deposition of collagen fibers and breaking down the elastic fibers create the “plaque”.

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