Peyronie's Disease

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Fibrous Plaques of the Penis
  • Fibrous Sclerosis of the Penis
  • Penile Fibromatosis
  • Penile Fibrosis
  • Penile Induration
  • Plastic Induration Corpora Cavernosa
  • Plastic Induration of the Penis
  • Van Buren's Disease

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Peyronie's disease is a rare connective tissue disorder characterized by the development of fibrous plaques on surrounding fascial layer of the adult male penis. Affected individuals may experience pain, have cord-like lesions on the penis, and/or exhibit abnormal curvature of the penis when erect. In some cases, these conditions may make normal sexual intercourse impossible for many affected individuals unless treated. Symptoms may be chronic or, as in 10-15% of cases, spontaneously resolved. The exact cause of Peyronie's disease is not known.

Resources

American Urological Association Foundation
1000 Corporate Blvd.
Linthicum, MD 21090
USA
Tel: (410)689-3700
Fax: (410)689-3800
Tel: (866)746-4282
Email: auafoundation@auafoundation.org
Internet: http://www.auafoundation.org

NIH/National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse
3 Information Way
Bethesda, MD 20892-3580
Tel: (800)891-5390
Email: nkudic@info.niddk.nih.gov
Internet: http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

Association of Peyronie's Disease Advocates (APDA)
PO Box 62865
Colorado Springs, CO 80962-2865
USA
Email: info@peyroniesassociation.org
Internet: http://www.peyroniesassociation.org

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