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Penile fracture


Background A 23-year-old man presented with a painful penis following sexual intercourse. On examination he had a swollen, bruised penis that was tender on palpation, most markedly on the right lateral aspect.

Investigations Urinalysis.

Diagnosis Rupture of right corpus cavernosum.

Management Immediate surgical repair.

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Figure 1: Treatment algorithm for the management of penile fracture.


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McEleny, K., Ramsden, P. & Pickard, R. Penile fracture. Nat Rev Urol 3, 170–174 (2006).

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