Conservative management of penile trauma may be complicated by abscess formation

  • Athanasios Bantis Department of Urology, University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Alexandroupolis, Greece.
  • Petros Sountoulides | sountp@hotmail.com Department of Urology, University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Alexandroupolis, Greece.
  • Christos Kalaitzis Department of Urology, University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Alexandroupolis, Greece.
  • Savas Deftereos Radiology, University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Alexandroupolis, Greece.

Abstract

Blunt penile trauma during sexual activity, although highly underreported due to the associated patient embarrassment, constitutes a real urological emergency requiring immediate attention and possibly early surgical intervention. We report a case of a 58-year old man who presented with penile pain following excessive masturbation. Although there were no clinical signs of penile deformity or hematoma, magnetic resonance imaging revealed the presence of a rupture in the tunica albuginea. The patient opted for non-surgical management and his recovery period was complicated by the formation of an abscess at the site of the albugineal tear thus prolonging his hospital stay. The abscess was surgically drained and the patient reports to have normal erections at 3-month follow up.

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2014-11-25
Section
Case Reports
Keywords:
penile trauma, penile abscess, masturbation, magnetic resonance imaging.
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Bantis, A., Sountoulides, P., Kalaitzis, C., & Deftereos, S. (2014). Conservative management of penile trauma may be complicated by abscess formation. Clinics and Practice, 4(3). https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2014.648