The first known description of Andrea Vesalio is around 1550, after an unknown Austrian physician described its characteristics, finally Francosi Gigot de La Peyronie's disease at such notoriety, so that it was named after him (Peyronie's Syndrome).
The induratio Penis Plastica (IPP) or Peyronie is a connective tissue disease characterized by a fibrous plaque involving the tunica albuginea of the cavernous bodies of the penis.
The problem affects about 3% of males and occurs at the end of puberty, often causing insecurity and difficulties in relationships with partners. For this, if avaiable malformation, it is important not to be ashamed, but to reveal the unease, asking for help from an expert, the specialist in andrology or urologist with expertise in this field. Although the disease has also been diagnosed in young men, there is a clear predominance between 40 and 60 years .The disease is associated with several other pathological conditions such as Dupuytren's disease (17%), the tympanosclerosis (2%) and disease Ledderhose (2%), with a certain frequency is accompanied by diabetes, gout, to hypertension, atherosclerosis. The Peyronie's disease and erectile dysfunction are often associated.
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Peyronie's disease in itself does not cause erectile dysfunction but can overtake it The fibrous plaque that tends to grow, being inelastic, due to a progressive curvature of the penis. The symptoms of 'Peyronie's Disease can be: curvature of the penis, pain, deformity of the penis and difficulty with intercourse, shortening, penile shrinkage and erectile dysfunction.
Peyronie's disease in rare cases may resolve spontaneously and with few results but in most cases leads to a progressive deformity of the penis, and in severe cases impotence.