penile fracture


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penile fracture

Sudden trauma to the tunica albuginea of the penis, resulting in a rupture of the corpus cavernosum and sometimes a tearing of the urethra. The injury typically occurs during sexual intercourse (or, less often, during masturbation) and may be accompanied by bleeding into the penis.
See also: fracture
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While evaluating a patient with penile fracture, the possibility of urethral injury must always be kept in mind as its close proximity puts the urethra at risk.
While intercourse and self-manipulation account for most cases of penile fracture, there have been reports of fracture following a fall from bed with an erect penis, rolling over in bed during nocturnal tumescence, attempting to correct congenital chordee, disentangling an erect penis from a garment, hitting an erect penis against a toilet seat, following forceful contact with the dashboard of a stopping car and masturbating into a cocktail shaker.
Penile fracture is an unusual injury; therefore new case report findings will often suggest changes in patient care and/or surgical management.
Penile fracture (PF) that usually develops after blunt trauma of the erected penis (1-4) is a relatively rare condition characterized by traumatic rupture of the tunica albuginea.
16] Urinalysis was done in all cases of penile fracture patients to exclude urethral injury that was then confirmed by ascending urethrography/urethroscopy.
However, MRI and cavernosography are mostly recommended to depict discontinuity of the tunica albuginea and diagnose the penile fracture.
Appropriate concern for penile fracture led to operative management.
The conservative management of penile fracture includes splinting, cold compresses and a combination of anti-inflammatory, analgesic medication and fibrinolytics.
Even though Carter's doctor "directly linked" the penis injury to the supplement, urologists said penile fractures usually are caused by traumatic sexual intercourse.
Penile fractures are a medical emergency and must be treated immediately.
Kramer studied 16 cases of penile fractures treated at the University of Maryland Hospital between 2004 and 2011.