Possibility of using the piezoelectric lithotriptor in the treatment of severe cavernous fibrosis.

Arch Ital Urol Nefrol Androl. 1989 Dec;61(4):417-22.
Possibility of using the piezoelectric lithotriptor in the treatment of severe cavernous fibrosis.
[Article in Italian]
Bellorofonte CRuoppolo MTura MZaatar CTombolini PMenchini Fabris GF.


The treatment of serious cavernous corpora fibrosis due to priapism, a prosthesis explantation, iatrogenic causes, or Peyronie’s disease, is by now still uncertain. Therefore we tried, when medical and physical therapy failed, to find out the possibility of extracorporeal lithotripter to treat such a complicated cases. From February 88 until now 16 patients underwent extracorporal shock waves treatment, out of 16, 9 had a serious Peronie’sdisease (a), in 3 fibrosis was a consequence of priapism (b), in 3 of prosthesis explantation (c), 1 patient of cavernosography (d). The treatment was performed by Wolf piezoelectric lithotripter (Piezolith 2300), the patients were treated once a week for 6 weeks. (800 SW; power ranged between 40 and 100 Mpa, frequency between 1 and 2.5 Hertz). In all the patients an orally steroid drugs was administered and a ionophoresis therapy associated. After one year of follow up a penile ultrasound scan, artificial erection tests, rigidometry. None side effects was noted but local ecchimosis. The were done results obtained might support our effort and suggest further studies.
PMID:2532407[PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]