It refers to that condition in which the penis has a deviation that is present from birth. This deviation is only evident during erection and patients generally consult during the puberty period.
The exact cause of this anomaly is unclear; Apparently due to an asymmetry in the growth of the corpora cavernosa (responsible for the erection) which would cause the deviation.
Unlike Peyronie’s disease, in these patients there is no fibrous plaque associated with the deviation, nor pain associated with erection. The curvatures also tend to be stable and not to progress over time.
Treatment as in Peyronie’s disease depends on the degree of deviation, and in general in these patients the surgical technique of choice is the plication of the tunica albuginea.