PENILE FRACTURE: EXPERIENCE AT A TERTIARY CARE CENTRE

Irshad Khan, Lanka Praveen

Abstract


Penile fracture is dened as a tear in the tunical surface overlying the corporal bodies due to a trauma on an erect penis. Though not
uncommon, its an often underreported urological emergency, possibly
due to its mechanism and embarrassment associated with it (1) . It
occurs usually after a coital trauma when the erect penis forcefully hits the perineum and the thinned out tunica buckles and tears leading to sudden detumesence, pain and a snapping sound is sometimes heard by the patient. Surgical repair is the standard of care as it has been shown to result in lesser long term complications compared to conservative management (2).We report our experience of 9 cases of penile fracture managed in the last 2 years.


Keywords


PENILE FRACTURE, trauma, urological emergency

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