[Extracorporeal shock-wave therapy in Peyronie's disease].Urologiia. 2004 Sep-OctU
The aim of the study was to validate clinical methodology on application of shock-wave impact on plaques in Peyronie's disease (PD). We studied short- and long-term results of extracorporeal shock-wave therapy (ESWT) in 54 patients 3, 6 and 12 months after the exposure. We performed ESWT sessions on different lithotriptors using different mechanisms of shock wave mechanism (hydromechanical and piezoelectric). Choice of the ESWT technique was based on the thickness and density of the plaque. The proposed ESWT method provides an effective treatment of the disease basing on the initial angle of penis deformation in erection.