Case report: Double penile fracture

Felipe Mercado-Olivares, J. Antonio Grandez-Urbina, Giomar Farfan-Daza, Juan Pacheco-Sauñe, Luciano Nuñez-Bragayrac

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Abstract

Penile fracture is an underreported surgical emergency. It usually occurs as a single rupture of the tunica albuginea in one of two corpora cavernosa; a rupture of both masses is an uncommon finding. We report a case of a young male who presented to the emergency department two hours after sustaining penile trauma. Prompt surgical exploration was performed four hours post-injury. He was found to have one fracture on each corpora cavernosa, without urethral injury, which were repaired successfully. The patient had a favorable recovery and was discharged on the third postoperative day without complications. The aim of this report is to highlight the importance of complete degloving of the penile shaft for a meticulous search during surgery to avoid missed injuries. This approach will ensure a successful outcome avoiding physical and psychological disabilities.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number1828
JournalF1000Research
Volume7
DOIs
StateIndexed - 2019

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© 2019 Mercado-Olivares F et al.

Keywords

  • Injuries
  • Penile Diseases
  • Penile induration
  • Urologic Surgical Procedures

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