Mechanisms of calcification in Peyronie's disease

J. S. Vande Berg, C. J. Devine, C. E. Horton, K. D. Somers, G. L. Wright, M. S. Leffell, D. M. Dawson, S. H. Gleischman, M. J. Rowe

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Abstract

Scanning and transmission electron micrographs demonstrate a calcification process in the penile plaques of patients with Peyronie's disease. Osteoid formation originates from vascular lumina via osteoblast-like cells, which align the calcified plaque. These cells are surrounded gradually by calcified connective tissue. Collagen fibers demonstrate calcification and decreased periodicity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-54
Number of pages3
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume127
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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