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VIDEO. Doctors have discovered the fully calcified penis of a sexagenarian, reports the journal "Urology Case Reports". A disease that affects many men.


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VIDEO. Doctors have discovered the fully calcified penis of a sexagenarian, reports the magazine "Urology Case Reports". A disease that affects many men.

It is the story of a man who falls on a sidewalk in New York, hurts his knee and goes to the emergency room to check that everything is fine. Then at Lincoln Hospital, examining the 63-year-old patient who complains of knee pain, the staff makes a surprising discovery: complete calcification of the injured person's penis, according to an article in Urology Case Reports. When the sexagenarian arrives at the emergency room of the hospital, doctors do not detect anything abnormal knee, but they prescribe a pelvic radio because it fell violently on the buttocks.

They detect a deformation of the hip and a complete calcification of the penis. This calcification, a hardening of the soft tissues due to an accumulation of calcium salts, reflects a very rare form of Lapeyronie's disease, which had not yet been detected in the patient. The sex of the New York sexagenarian was turning into bone.

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In its most common form, this disease is similar to a fibrosis affecting the penis of men. It is then deformed, and the man suffers from erectile pain. According to the French Association of Urology (AFU), Lapeyronie's disease affects between 3.4 and 9% of the adult male population, mostly aged between 45 and 65 years. Staff at Lincoln Hospital estimated that the sixties were suffering from "extensive" calcification of his genital organ. However, they were unable to carry out further examinations as the patient decided to leave the care facility against the advice of the doctors.

The AFU points out that there is currently no real cure for (…)

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