Man’s Penis Is Turning To Bone

WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:

  • An unnamed 63-year-old who initially sought medical care for a knee injury acquired from falling on the street also complained to doctors that he was having pains in his penis.
  • Results of an x-ray showed that the man was suffering from penis ossification, a penis problem that causes the soft tissue in the penis to harden due to an accumulation of calcium salts.
  • The patient, whose case was reported in the journal Urology Case Reports, was diagnosed with acute PD where penile deformity and pain progresses in erect and flaccid states.

A man who went to the hospital initially complaining of knee pain found out that his penis is turning to bone.

Shortly after falling on his buttocks on the street, an unnamed 63-year-old developed a knee pain. When he sought medical attention, he also told doctors that he was experiencing pain in his penis, although there were no signs of swollen prostrate or discharge.

His doctor reported in the journal Urology Case Reports that after an x-ray of his pelvis to eliminate potential fractures from the fall, the medical team discovered that his penis had been for some time turning to bone.

The condition was described in the case report as:” An extensive, plaque-like calcification along the expected distribution of the penis was evident.”

The doctors then concluded that the “diagnosis of penile ossification along the entire penile shaft was suspected.”

According to the report, penis ossification is extremely rare where less than 40 cases of the condition have been published. It occurs when calcium salts build up in soft tissue (of the penis) causing it to harden and form an extra-skeletal bone. A similar case in 2017 which was reported in the

Reviews in Urology found a 43-year-old man whose penis appeared to be “calcified along 80% of the shaft.”

Ossification of the penis is most commonly due to Peyronie’s disease (PD), an acquired penile deformity which results in a bent, rather than straight penis during erection, with associated findings that include “loss of flaccid stretched penile length”.

As seen in the patient, there is a progression of deformity of the penis and pain during erect and/or flaccid states in acute PD. The Urology

Department of Weill Cornell Medicine reports that between 0.5 and 13 percent of men in the United States are believed to be affected by Peyronie’s disease, although many do not know they have the condition.

Unfortunately, the team was unable to establish a cause for the man’s problem. Against medical advice, the man decided to leave upon learning of his condition.

 

Source: IFLScience

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  1. In 2019, Can PRP and Penile Traction Device Replace Collagenase to Treat Peyronie’s Disease?

    — Peyronie’s disease (PD) is an accumulation of collagen in the penis that creates a scar, producing a deformity and pain in the erectile state, that affects between 1%-8% of men. ANDROMEDICAL laboratory proposes a new strategy to treat PD based on combined therapy of platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM or activated-PRP) with Andropeyronie, a penile traction device (PTD) designed to treat penile curvatures. Now urologists, their patients and health insurance companies may have a cost-effective alternative to collagenase and surgery for effectively treating Peyronie’s disease, without side effects of other therapies. More information

    In 2013 the US-FDA approved the use of collagenase (CCH) for its treatment. Collagenase is an enzyme that breaks the peptide bonds of collagen, but medical studies showed that effectiveness was limited to a 33% correction of penile curvature. In 2013, Dr. Martínez-Salamanca (Spain) carried out a hospital study with the penile traction device called Andropeyronie to treat Peyronie’s disease in the acute phase, achieving a 60% correction of the curvature. In 2015 the American Urological Association recommends treating Peyronie’s disease with combined collagenase therapy and Peyronie’s plaque remodeling, done with manual exercises or with a soft progressive force for a few hours a day with a penile traction device (PTD). Medical protocol

    In 2018 Dr. Terlecki (USA) published a clinical study on the use of autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in Peyronie’s disease whose conclusions were that the activated-PRP or PRFM appears to be a safe and feasible treatment, more than 80% of patients improved in their degree of curvature. Evidence suggests that platelets play an important role in tissue repair, vascular remodeling and inflammatory and immune responses through secretion of growth factors, cytokines and chemokines. Thus, injection of PRFM could combine mechanical disruption of the plaque, via needle fracture, while simultaneously neutralizing destructive inflammatory processes in an effort to promote a better wound-healing response and stabilize the disrupted plaque. It is important to note that collagenase injection does not address appropriate wound healing or regeneration of the damaged tissue. Clinical study

    In 2013 Dr. Chung (Australia) demonstrated that penile traction translates mechanical stimuli into a chemical response leading to activation of cell proliferation. In 2019 Dr. Romero (Spain) published a clinical study demonstrating that the use of a penile traction device reduces the need of cycles of collagenase in patients with Peyronie’s disease. Clinical studies

    The world of urology is advancing rapidly and clinics are beginning to use this promising combined therapy of platelet rich plasma with penile traction therapy in hopes of wound healing and tissue regeneration. New treatment options for Peyronie’s disease are opening up, with benefits for patients, urologists and health insurance companies. Therapy of PRP with PTD is an effective treatment without side effects, easily performed in the doctor’s office and a cost-effective alternative to other therapies.

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