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Peyronie's disease

Peyronie's disease: Introduction

Peyronie's disease: Peyronie's disease, a condition of uncertain cause, is characterized by a plaque, or hard lump, that forms on the penis. The plaque develops on ... more about Peyronie's disease.

Peyronie's disease: Hard lump on the penis often causing bending. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Peyronie's disease is available below.

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Prognosis for Peyronie's disease

Prognosis for Peyronie's disease: chronic condition which tends to recur even after surgical removal of penis lump

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Peyronie's disease, a condition of uncertain cause, is characterized by a plaque, or hard lump, that forms on the penis. The plaque develops on the upper or lower side of the penis in layers containing erectile tissue. It begins as a localized inflammation and can develop into a hardened scar. (Source: excerpt from Peyronie's Disease: NIDDK)

Definitions of Peyronie's disease:

A disease of unknown etiology in which there are plaques or strands of dense fibrous tissue causing induration of the corpora cavernosa of the penis. The condition produces a painful deformity and is sometimes seen in cases of DUPUYTREN'S CONTRACTURE. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Peyronie's disease is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Peyronie's disease, or a subtype of Peyronie's disease, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Peyronie's disease as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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