Fourteen patients with congenital penile curvature without hypospadias were treated with a modified Essed dorsal plication method between 1998 and 2002 in our clinic. Patient age ranged between 20 and 25 years (mean 22.2). Eight cases (57.1%) had ventral curvature only and six had an additional lateral curvature. There were no significant postoperative complications. One (7.1%) patient had early suture breakage on the 21st postoperative day during erection and underwent re-operation after 9 months. After a mean follow-up period of 23.2 months (range 3-46) all patients were satisfied with the procedure except for one patient (7.1%) who had a residual curvature of 20°. Four cases (28.6%) had minimal shortening of the penis. The overall satisfaction rate with the procedure was 93%. Simple dorsal plication near the 12 o'clock position is a minimally invasive and effective method for the treatment of congenital ventral penile curvature.