13 years' experience of penile fracture


Uygur M., Gulerkaya B., Altug U. , Germiyanoglu C., Erol D.

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY, vol.31, no.3, pp.265-266, 1997 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/00365599709070345
  • Title of Journal : SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.265-266

Abstract

Thirty-two cases of penile fracture in 1983-1996 were retrospectively reviewed and the patients were recalled for assessment of current status. The time from injury to repair ranged from 8 to 31 hours. The tear in the tunica albuginea was repaired with absorbable interrupted sutures. All patients were discharged on the day after operation. Skin loss required dermal grafting one month postoperatively in one patient. Erectile function returned within 2 days and coitus was achieved on average 13 days after the repair. Two patients had slight penile curvature which did not impede coitus. At long-term follow-up all patients reported satisfactory function.