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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Urethroplasty should be performed at 3th to 6th months in almost all complete disruptions of the anterior urethra in which urethral injury associated with penile fracture is an exception.
El-Assmy, "Penile Fracture: Long-term Outcome of Immediate Surgical Intervention," Urology, vol.
According to the study, the biggest offender was "doggy style," which causes 41 percent of penile fractures, the study found.
A clinical diagnosis of penile fracture is often reliably made on distinctive history and physical findings.
A case of penile fracture at the crura of the penis without urethral involvement: Rare entity.
Diagnosing penile fracture can be based solely on clinical signs and the patient's history.
Following injury, if Buck's fascia remains intact, the hematoma develops and results in the characteristic "eggplant deformity."[sup.13] The defect at the fracture site is often palpable and has been described as the "rolling sign." This represents a firm, mobile, tender mass, where the penile skin can be rolled over the blood clot.[sup.14] An ultrasound has a limited role in penile fractures, but useful in penile penetrating injuries.[sup.15] Magnetic resonance imaging has been highly accurate to demonstrate corpus cavernosum lesions.[sup.16] Urinalysis was done in all cases of penile fracture patients to exclude urethral injury that was then confirmed by ascending urethrography/urethroscopy.
Patients with rupture of the superficial dorsal vein of the penis may show symptoms which mimic a penile fracture. However, penile fracture has a quite distinct clinical presentation.
Appropriate concern for penile fracture led to operative management.
Penile fracture (PF) is a rupture of the tunica albuginea of the penile corpora cavernosum occurring during penile erection.