Peyronie disease (PD) is named after French surgeon François Gigot de la Peyronie, who described the condition in 1743. He described a patient who had “rosary beads of scar tissue to cause an upward curvature of the penis during erection.”

 PD is indicated by a curvature in the penile shaft that is often preceded by painful erections and accompanied by an area of fibrosis.

The condition was first described in 1561 in correspondence between Andreas Vesalius a Flemish anatomist, physician, and author of one of the most influential books on human anatomy, De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem  (On the Fabric of the Human Body) and Gabriele Falloppio an Italian Catholic priest and anatomist often known by his Latin name Fallopius. Fallopian Tube is named after him.

Read more about The History of Peyronie’s Disease.