Article

World Journal of Urology

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 101-106

First online:

Penile fracture and testicular rupture

  • Christopher A. HaasAffiliated withDepartment of urology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  • , Scott L. BrownAffiliated withDepartment of urology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  • , J. Patrick SpirnakAffiliated withMetro Health Medical Center, 2500 MetroHealth Drive/H947, Cleveland, OH 44109-1998, USA Tel.: +1-216-459-4257

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Abstract

Traumatic injuries to the penis and testicles are uncommon, likely due to the well-protected location and degree of mobility of these organs [10, 21]. Because of this the management of these injuries has historically been controversial. However, current literature supports immediate evaluation and surgical repair of these traumatic injuries to prevent complications such as erectile dysfunction or testicular loss [20, 27]. Herein the diagnostic and therapeutic options for both traumatic penile fracture and testicular rupture are reviewed with emphasis on immediate evaluation and repair.