Penile Sonoelastography for the Localization of a Non-Palpable, Non-Sonographically Visualized Lesion in a Patient with Penile Curvature from Peyronie's Disease
J Sex Med
INTRODUCTION: Sonoelastography is an emerging ultrasound-based technique that allows characterization of tissue stiffness. AIM: The aim of this report is to present a case of significant penile curvature with a non-palpable, non-sonographically visualized plaque that was demonstrable with sonoelastography. METHODS: A 60-year-old male presented with significant left penile curvature during erections. The penis was evaluated with physical exam followed by B-mode and color Doppler ultrasound. No evidence of plaque was identified with these modalities. Shear wave sonoelastography was pursued to further characterize the patient's Peyronie's disease. RESULTS: An area of increased tissue stiffness that correlated with the site of maximum curvature was identified with shear wave sonoelastography and used to target intralesional injection therapy. CONCLUSION: Sonoelastography provides an additional way to characterize, localize, and deliver therapy to a lesion in patients with Peyronie's disease and is particularly useful when palpation and B-mode ultrasonography have failed to demonstrate a plaque. Richards G, Goldenberg E, Pek H, and Gilbert BR. Penile sonoelastography for the localization of a non-palpable, non-sonographically visualized lesion in a patient with penile curvature from Peyronie's disease. J Sex Med 2014;11:516-520.
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