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Penile fracture with isolated corpus spongiosum injury


Penile fractures are classically described as presenting with rapid detumescence of an erection associated with blunt trauma. This clinical finding is due to a tear in the tunica albuginea surrounding the corpora cavernosum. We, however, present the case of a patient who presented with a ‘classical’ penile fracture but was found on surgical exploration to only have an isolated corpus spongiosum injury.

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Cerone, J., Agarwal, P., McAchran, S. et al. Penile fracture with isolated corpus spongiosum injury. Int J Impot Res 18, 218–220 (2006).

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