Urology Research & Practice
ANDROLOGY - Original Article

Calcified Peyronie’s Disease Frequency on Computed Tomography


Department of Radiology, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Medicine, Eskişehir, Turkey


Department of Radiology, Etimesgut Şehit Sait Ertürk State Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Urol Res Pract 2022; 48: 196-200
DOI: 10.5152/tud.2022.21346
Read: 970 Downloads: 363 Published: 01 May 2022

Objective: In computed tomography examinations performed for various reasons, calcified Peyronie’s dis-ease can be incidentally detected. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the frequency of calcified Peyronie’sdisease incidentally detected in patients with abdominal computed tomography.

Material and methods: The images of male patients undergoing abdominal computed tomography betweenJanuary 2019 and January 2020 were retrospectively evaluated for the presence of calcified Peyronie’s dis-ease. 1968 patients remained after subtracting computed tomography scans for insufficient evaluation of the penis, evaluated for the presence of calcified Peyronie’s disease by two radiologists based on consensus. Thelocalization, side, and the number of plaques were recorded.

Results: The computed tomography examination of 1968 patients revealed calcified Peyronie’s disease in 130 (6.6%) patients. Peyronie’s disease was bilateral in 73 patients (56.1%), and unilateral in 57 (43.9%). A single plaque was observed in 44 (33.9%) patients, and multiple plaques in 86 (66.1%). The plaques werelocated in the middle portion of the penis in 98, proximal penis in 92, and distal penis in 31 cases.

Conclusion: Calcified Peyronie’s disease is incidentally detected on computed tomography examinations at a rate not rare. Peyronie’s disease tends to be multiple, bilateral, and localized in the middle portion of thepenis.

Cite this article as: Gündoğdu E, Emekli E. Calcified peyronie’s disease frequency on computed tomography. Turk J Urol.2022;48(3):196-200.

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