Entry from British & World English dictionary
A condition in which a fibrous region forms in the erectile tissue of the penis, causing pain and curvature during erection.
- 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.
- 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.
Early 20th century: named after F. de la Peyronie (1678–1747), French physician.
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