One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A condition in which a fibrous region forms in the erectile tissue of the penis, causing pain and curvature during erection.
- ‘Histologically, Peyronie's disease causes inflammation that results in collagen deposition and the formation of fibrous plaques.’
- ‘Pain that occurs while obtaining an erection may be associated with inflammation of the foreskin, trauma to the penis, infections, genital allergies, or Peyronie's disease.’
- ‘Surgery is only considered if you've had Peyronie's disease for a year or more and it hasn't progressed for at least three months.’
- ‘Fractures are possible when erect, and it's possible that abuse could lead to the scar tissue that causes Peyronie's disease, a painful condition marked by severe curvature of the penis.’
- ‘Peyronie's disease occurs when fibrous tissue forms on one side of the penis.’
Early 20th century: named after F. de la Peyronie (1678–1747), French physician.
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