Penile fracture with urethral injury: Our experience in a tertiary care hospital

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Priyatham Kasaraneni *
Prasad Mylarappa
Ramesh Desi Gowda
Sandeep Puvvada
Dheeraj Kasaraneni
(*) Corresponding Author:
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Penile fracture is a rare urological emergency that always requires immediate attention. It may be associated with urethral trauma in 9% to 20% of cases. We present our experience in treating 12 such cases. This is a prospective observational study extending from January 2000 to December 2016. Each patient with penile fracture underwent a thorough clinical evaluation and received proper treatment. Seventy-five patients with penile fracture, aged 25 to 36 years (mean, 31.5 years) were evaluated in this study. Sexual intercourse was the common mechanism of injury in most of the patients. 12 of the patients had associated urethral injury. All the patients were diagnosed on taking proper history and after clinical examination. All patients were subjected emergency surgical exploration. All the patients underwent minimum of 1 year of follow-up, and were evaluated with local examination, uroflowmetry and Colour Doppler ultrasonography. Penile fracture is associated with urethral injury especially in the presence of suggestive history and physical examination like acute urinary retention, bleeding per urethra. Immediate primary surgical management of both the penile fracture and urethral injury is a safe and effective option with minimal complications.

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