Fracture penis: An interesting case report

  • Sankalp Dwivedi Departments of General Surgery, MMIMSR, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India
  • Kunal Chowdhary Departments of General Surgery, MMIMSR, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India.
  • Amit Mittal Sankalp Dwivedi, Kunal Chowdhary, Amit Mittal1, Mohinder Kumar Departments of General Surgery and Radiodiagnosis, MMIMSR, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India.
  • Mohinder Kumar Departments of General Surgery , MMIMSR, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India
Keywords: Fracture, penis, swelling

Abstract

Penile fracture remains a rare, yet likely underreported condition. Fracture of the penis is a tear in the tunica albuginea of the corpora cavernosa that may be associated with injury to the corpus spongiosum and urethra. Diagnosis is usually clinical, and urethral injury should be suspected in the penile fracture, especially in those cases with bilateral cavernosal rupture. The usual cause is abrupt bending of the erect penis by blunt trauma most commonly during sexual intercourse. A crackling sound, pain, detumescence, bruising, swelling, and bleeding per urethra are the common symptoms reported by the patients. Early surgical management is the treatment of choice with a low incidence of complications. We report a case of fracture penis in a 35‑year‑old male came to the emergency out-patient department of our hospital.

Published
2015-01-30
How to Cite
Dwivedi, S., Chowdhary, K., Mittal, A., & Kumar, M. (2015). Fracture penis: An interesting case report. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Physiology, 2(2), 139-141. Retrieved from http://ijcep.org/index.php/ijcep/article/view/80