The scar tissue may prevent the normal expansion of the penis during an erection, which can affect the size and shape of the erect penis. These symptoms may appear suddenly or develop slowly over a long period of time. The curvature can gradually become more pronounced.
The penis is one of the external structures of the male reproductive system. The penis has three parts: the root, which attaches to the wall of the abdomen; the body, or shaft; and the glans penis, which is the cone-shaped end head. The opening of the urethra, the tube that transports semen and urine, is at the tip of the glans penis.
A MAN whose todger was burnt off by an electric shock has had it rebuilt - 16 years after his accident. The year-old, known as Ramesh, underwent a gruelling eight-hour op where surgeons used tissue with blood vessels and nerves from his hand and arm so reconstruct his penis. Ramesh, a government civil servant from India, is going to now have implants inserted into his penis so that he can have an erection.
In a unique feat of tissue engineering, scientists from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center have created penile erectile tissue and implanted it into male rabbits, allowing the animals to, well, go at it like rabbits. Researchers implanted scaffolds seeded with cells from rabbit penile tissue. One month later, organized tissue with blood vessels began to grow.
The plaque builds up inside the tissues of a thick, elastic membrane called the tunica albuginea. The most common area for the plaque is on the top or bottom of the penis. As the plaque builds up, the penis will curve or bend, which can cause painful erections.
From the perspective of histology, the most remarkable feature of the penis is its core of erectile tissue. Erectile tissue contains a specialized arrangement of arteries, shunts, and venous sinusoids within a matrix of connective tissue and smooth muscle, forming "a highly structured criss-crossing of interconnected fibers and spaces that are tensed as the cylinder expands during erection. This creates an internal strength and rigidity that is far greater than that possible in a hollow tube filled to equivalent pressure" Barreto, Caballer, and Cubilla, in Sternberg's Histology for Pathologists, 2nd.
Sometimes it takes the licensing and advertising of a treatment to get patients to seek help, even for a medical problem that is often painful and psychologically devastating. It most often afflicts middle-aged men, usually the result of an injury that may not have been noticed. Injury can occur during a sports activity, accident or vigorous sex when the erect penis is bent or pounded against bone.
Even worse, this damage can cause a deformity that makes further sexual activity difficult or even impossible. Researchers believe the incidences of Peyronie's disease are underreported because of embarrassment and lack of awareness. Other penis traumas you may have heard of, such as zipper injuries and athletic injuries, are far less common. During sex, however, your penis is enlarged and engaged, putting it at risk for damage.