Correction of penile deformity assisted by intracavernous injection of papaverine.


Journal Article

Sexual dysfunction resulting from penile deformity is amenable to surgical correction. We describe a simplified technique in which surgical plication with nonabsorbable sutures is assisted by intraoperative erection induced by intracavernous papaverine. This procedure can be performed in an ambulatory surgery center with the patient under local anesthesia with minimal postoperative morbidity. To date we have treated 6 patients and followup ranges from 12 to 24 months. All patients have straight erections and retain normal erectile function.

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Cited Authors

  • Donatucci, CF; Lue, TF

Published Date

  • April 1, 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 147 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 1108 - 1110

PubMed ID

  • 1552600

Pubmed Central ID

  • 1552600

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-5347

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)37490-6


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States