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Archivos Españoles de Urología (Ed. impresa)

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LLARENA IBARGUREN, Roberto et al. Penile fracture with associated urethral rupture. Arch. Esp. Urol. [online]. 2006, vol.59, n.7, pp.732-736. ISSN 0004-0614.

Objective: We report two cases of penile fracture; one case with associated rupture of the corpus spongiosum and complete urethral section, and the other presenting a second cavernous fracture three years after a first episode. Methods: The first patient, 32 years old, suffered the fracture of the right corpus cavernosum during intercourse three years after a first fracture requiring surgical repair. This time he also underwent surgery immediately to find and repair the lesion, with good functional outcome. The second patient, 29 years old, suffered a transverse fracture at the bases of both corpora cavernosa associated with complete section of the urethra. He underwent emergency surgery to repair all lesions with good esthetic and functional results. Results: Traumatic lesions of the penis with fracture of the corpora cavernosa are rare and the association with urethral rupture is exceptional, as well as it is the possibility of second fracture years after a first episode. Conclusions: Penile fracture is a rare reason for consultation in the emergency setting, which should be repaired immediately with evacuation of the hematoma, closure of the albuginea’s lesion and repair of the urethral lesions when they appear. Results are better, avoiding mid and long-term complications.

Keywords : Penile fracture; Corpus cavernosum; Albuginea; Urethra.

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