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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They gathered data by examining 90 patients who had been diagnosed with penile fractures and subsequently assessed the dangers of different sex positions by analysing the mechanisms of each individual's injury.
A clinical diagnosis of penile fracture is often reliably made on distinctive history and physical findings.
A case of penile fracture with complete urethral disruption during sexual intercourse: a case report; Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007, 1:14 doi: 10.
Penile fracture is associated with--in 1% to 48% of cases.
Complications of penile fracture are penile curvature, erectile dysfunction, pain during intercourse, high-flow priapism, pseudodiverticulum and fistula.
However, MRI and cavernosography are mostly recommended to depict discontinuity of the tunica albuginea and diagnose the penile fracture.
In the Middle East, a common cause of penile fracture is self-inflicted injury.
The conservative management of penile fracture includes splinting, cold compresses and a combination of anti-inflammatory, analgesic medication and fibrinolytics.
We present our experience with 8 cases of penile fracture with associated urethral injury that were treated at our hospital.
1] In Middle East countries, a common cause of penile fracture is self-inflicted injury.